Nigeria Wins CAF U-23 African Nations Cup, Beats Algeria 2 – 1

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Nigeria’s Dream Team V has just won the African U-23 nationa cup.

Etebo Oghenekaro’s first half goals were enough to separate the two teams and give Samson Siasia’s lads the African crown for the first time

Nigeria will feature at the Rio 2016 Olympics as African champions after defeating Algeria 2-1 in the final of the African U23 championship played at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor on Saturday night.

Etebo Oghenekaro, the competition’s top scorer repeated his fluency and brilliance in front of goal as he scored the goals that handed the Dream Team VI their first Africa U23 diadem.

The dogged north Africans got a life line as Segun Oduduwa nodded home Zinedine Ferhat’s cross but the Nigerians stayed stanch with goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel saving Ferhat’s penalty in the second half.

It was the first time Nigeria had conceded in the first half of the competition but it came to a bitter pill to swallow for Pierre Andre Schurmann’s team who failed to convert their chances in both halves.

Victor Osimhen passed up a glorious chance in the first minute of the game and the 16-year-old also had couples of chances thrown away.

The Siasia-led team has emerged the first Nigerian side to win the championship after defeating Algeria in Dakar.


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Wazubia at 11:20 PM, 12 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congratulations boys.
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okatee at 11:25 PM, 12 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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congrat to dem, i hop say dem go mak us proud fr brazil.
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gogoman at 11:33 PM, 12 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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nice one boys....... thanks for the joy
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benosky4 at 11:46 PM, 12 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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thank God we won despite the referee's biased judgements

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esgo at 12:51 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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THANK YOU PAPA GOD HOPE 4 MORE LIKE THIS IN F T UR
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papadip at 01:24 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congratulations....
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zezprincess at 04:23 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Waow,congratoo,kudos ,naija no dey carry last,welldone boys,keep representing.
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winace at 05:05 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Waoh congratulation to them. Well done
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Giftous1 at 05:34 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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#in Akas-baba voice# CONGRATULOVIA
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50scent at 05:38 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congrats

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Abubu86 at 06:44 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congratulations boys
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DAMILARE100 at 07:41 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Never knew it was ongoing. Congratulations boys, hope they would be honoured when they arrive naija unlike the U-17 guys that won the World Cup?
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Mikexp at 08:39 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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wahalaitalai i no watch am for the game
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factfinding at 11:15 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Another football victory, Good one and thank God for his mercy.
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Oworen25 at 11:55 AM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congratulations to Nigerian players and to those who made it to final, congratulations to all of you.
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Trueyarn at 12:54 PM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congratz boys,keep it up
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yemoma at 03:11 PM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Congrats
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osamabinladin at 04:39 PM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Cool !
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Novic at 05:23 PM, 13 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Whaoo... Congrate to my country. this is second victory in this year. weldone job coach and the and the player.
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