Nigeria to battle Sudan in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations

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Nigeria’s trip to Omdurman to battle Sudan this evening is the headline fixture as the final round of 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) continues.

Fourteen teams will play in two-legged ties over the next five days to join hosts Egypt for the finals in November.

This will not only decide the age-group kings of the continent but will also reveal the three African qualifiers for the men’s football tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games.

It is believed that Nigeria’s ‘Dream Team’ is one of the two candidates for a place at the Tokyo Games and Super Eagles regular Ahmed Musa has called on the team to give their all over the two matches against Sudan, starting with the clash at the Al Merrikh Stadiium tonight.

Musa said “I am here to encourage and pledge my support to you due to the importance of the game ahead of you.

“I have played for the U-23 before making my debut for the Super Eagles in 2010, and with dedication, hard work and grace of God, today I’m the Super Eagles captain.

“Nigeria is blessed with a lot of talented footballers. I am the captain of the Super Eagles not because I am better than most of the players but due to dedication and hard work.

“I urge you to go all out and beat Sudan because the game serves as Olympic qualifiers.”

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