U23 Cup of Nations: Nigeria Qualifies For 2016 Olympics

Nigeria’s Under-23 side have succeeded in clinching  one of Africa’s three places in the men’s football tournament for next year’s Olympics in Rio.

The success came after a narrow defeat of  hosts Senegal 1-0 in the first semi-final of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations to earn a place in Saturday’s final.

The important goal was scored by captain of the side, Peter Etebo from the penalty spot.

Senegal now face a crucial third-place match on Saturday, with the winners also earning a place in Brazil.

 

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