U-23 AFCON: Nigeria to battle Sudan in final qualifying game

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/03/2019

Nigeria Dream Team VII to battle Sudan in the third and  final qualifying round for the Africa U -23 Cup of Nations in June

The 1996 Men's football Olympic winners have lost the reverse fixture 2-0 last week but the West African nation makes an incredible comeback at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State and end the encounter 4-2 on aggregate.

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Sudan, on the other hand, booked a date with the U-23 Eagles after eliminating Kenya 2-0 on aggregate and holding the East African country to a goalless draw in the second leg of their first qualifying round fixture in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Sudan will host the first leg on June 5 with the reverse fixture to hold in Nigeria four days later

The winner will join six other teams and hosts Egypt for the final tournament slated for November 8-22 and the top three nations in the competition will represent Africa in mens football event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Dream Team are currently standing as the defending champions having won the tournament four years ago in Senegal.

Other fixture in the Final Round 

South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

Zambia vs. Congo

Ghana vs. Algeria

Cameroon vs. Tunisia

Ivory Coast vs. Guinea

Sudan vs. Nigeria

DR Congo vs. Mali