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U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Olympic Eagles beat Tanzania 2-0, to face Guinea in next round

The Olympic Eagles moved into the final qualifying round of the 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations after edging out Tanzania 2-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, on Saturday.

Salisu Yusuf’s side sailed through 3-1 on aggregate.

Both teams failed to register a goal in the first half.

Ogunniyi Oluwatimilehin Abiodun opened the scoring for Nigeria a minute before the hour mark from a superb free-kick.

Captain Success Makanjuola doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 67th minute.

The Eagles will face Guinea in the final qualifying round.

Morocco will host the U-23 AFCON in November 2023.

The competition will serve as the qualifier for the 2023 Olympic Games to be staged in Paris, France.

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