Olympic Eagles intensify training ahead of Tanzania clash

Olympic Eagles intensify training ahead of Tanzania clash


Anthony Nlebem.

Nigeria’s U-23 team, otherwise known as Olympic Eagles, on Friday continued their build-up ahead of the upcoming 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Tanzania clash against Tanzania.

Gold medallists in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Atlanta, USA in 1996, silver medallists 12 years later in China and bronze medallists in Brazil six years ago, the Nigeria team is presently training in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

On Friday, the team went through a series of drills and intense tactical training under the watchful eyes of the technical crew led by Coach Salisu Yusuf, with Kennedy Boboye, Abubakar Bala and goalkeeper’s trainer, Suleiman Shuaibu also at hand.

The team has been training twice daily at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, where they will host the return leg of the fixture against the East Africans on Saturday, 29th October.

Nigeria’s delegation to the first leg is expected to depart the country on Wednesday, 19th October for Dar es Salaam, with the first leg coming up on  Friday October 21 and Sunday October 23.