Paris 2024: Olympic Eagles to Host Guinea's U23 Team in Abuja
By Ed Malik, A | |
posted March 10, 2023

Nigeria’s U-23 boys, the Olympic Eagles will now host their Guinean counterparts at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday, 22nd March, in the final round of qualifiers for this year’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

The game which was earlier scheduled to take place at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan the same day, had to be relocated to the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Before reaching this stage of the series, the 1996 champions defeated the Tanzania U23 team 3-1 on aggregate in October 2022, winning 2-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan after both teams stalemated the first leg in Dar es Salaam at 1-1.

The winner over two legs between Nigeria and Guinea will advance to the finals of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations scheduled to be hosted by Morocco later in the year. It is also at the tournament in Morocco that Africa’s flag bearers at next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Paris will emerge.

The return leg against the Guineans will be in Morocco on Monday, 27th March.

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