Nigeria’s U-23 national football team have progressed into the final round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
This was after the Salisu Yusuf boys defeated Tanzania 2-0 in the second leg of the penultimate round on Saturday
The Nigerian side were held to a 1-1 draw away last weekend in Dar es Salam by their opponents and had thus reached the next round of qualifiers 3-1 on aggregate.
After a goalless first half, Timileyin Ogunniyi put the Eagles ahead in the 61st minute with a cracking free kick while captain Success Makanjuola doubled the lead three minutes later from the spot kick.
Makanjuola has now taken his tally to two goals in qualifying, having scored from the spot in last weekend’s 1-1 draw in Tanzania.
The team coached by Salisu Yusuf will face the winner between Uganda and Guinea in the next stage of the qualifiers ahead of the U-23 AFCON.
The 2023 U-23 AFCON serves as qualifiers to the football event of the 2024 Olympics in Paris.