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Lekan Salami Stadium to Host International Match Between Nigeria, Tanzania

Ahead of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between Nigeria and Tanzania, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has selected Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan as the venue for the return leg of the competition scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

The U23 men’s national team, otherwise known as Olympic Eagles are expected to compete against their Tanzanian counterparts this month.

Tanzania will host the first leg of the fixture in the weekend of 21st –23rd October, 2022.

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In the meantime, Nigeria won the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Senegal in 2015, and then went ahead to win the bronze medal at the Olympic Men’s Football Tournament in Brazil the following year.

However, the class of 2019 failed to reach the knockout rounds in Egypt and thus could not earn a slot at the Olympics in Tokyo last year.

Nigeria won gold at the Olympic Men’s Football Tournament in Atlanta, the USA in 1996 and followed up with silver in Beijing, China 12 years later.

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