Nigeria’s U-23 male team, Dream Team VI, have won the African U-23 Africa Cup of Nations following a 2-1 win over Algeria in the final played last night at the at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar. Nigeria’s Etebo Oghenekaro scored a first half brace in the 15th and 40th minute while Segun Oduduwa conceded an own goal in the 31st minute in the pulsating match that saw goalkeeper Daniel Emmanuel deny the Algerians a possible equaliser after he caught a penalty kick in the second half. Nigeria and Algeria will be joined the South Africa to represent Africa at the Rio Olympics next year. South Africa defeated hosts Senegal 3-1 (penalties) in the third place play-off match.
Congrats to coach Siasia and his boys!