Nigeria Through to Caf Under-23 Championship

Nigeria Under-23 national team are through to the group stages of the Caf Under-23 Championship, which is to serve as qualifying tournament for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Dream Team VI advance courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate win after playing out a goalless draw away to Congo on Sunday.

The Coach Samson Siasia side traveled to Pointe Noire with a slim 2-1 lead from the reverse in Port-Harcourt over a couple of weeks ago.

And after a resilient display against the coach Claude Leroy side, Nigeria now joins host Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, debutantes Tunisia and Zambia as the already qualified teams for the eight-team Africa Under-23 Championship slated for between 28 November and 12 December, 2015.

The three best-placed sides from the tournament will advance into the group stage of the Men’s Football Tournament of the 2016 Summer Games.