Nigeria’s U-23 team qualifies for Rio Olympics….

Nigeria qualifies for Rio Olympics

Nigeria’s U-23 team, Dream VI on Wednesday qualified for next year’s Olympic Games soccer event after defeating hosts Senegal 1-0 in the semi final of the CAF U-23 championship in Dakar. Etebo Oghenekharo’s 77th minute penalty separated the two West African nations in the match played at Leophold Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal. Goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel was the hero for Nigeria after he  saved a Senegalese penalty in the first half stoppage time. Daniel has been outstanding in goal and has contributed hugely to his team’s success in the tournament. U-17 world cup goal king Victor Osimhen made his first appearance in today’s game as a second half substitute. The Coach Samson Siasia tutored team will play the winner of the second semi final between Algeria and South Africa in Saturday’s final in Dakar.

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