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The LIBYAN U23 side will fall in ASABA on Monday as there is nothing spectacular about the team, according to FC PORTO striker KELECHI NWAKALI.

Speaking to journalists in ASABA, DELTA STATE where the Nigerian U23 team is currently camping ahead of the make-or-break AFCON U23 QUALIFIER match against the Libyans.   NWAKALI said his team is not under any pressure and the mood in camp is positive pointing towards turning the game around.

On why the Olympic team lost in the first leg in Tunisia, the former GOLDEN EAGLET captain and CHILE 2015 FIFA U17 WORLD CUP most valuable player attributed the loss to the inability of the U23 side to play as a team as they had only 45minutes of training  before  the  game  in  the  city  of  BEN GUERDANE, TUNISIA last Wednesday.

He however believes the Olympic eagles is well fortified and ready to turn the game around on Monday calling on ASABA fans to rally behind the team.

Cup holders Nigeria suffered a 0-2 loss to LIBYA’S U23 team in the first leg of the U23 AFCON QUALIFIER in Tunisia and would need to score three unreplied goals when both teams lock horns at the STEPHEN KESHI INTERNATIONAL STADIUM  in  ASABA  to move to the final round of the 3RD AFRICA U23 CUP OF NATIONS QUALIFIERS.

The tournament is billed for Egypt in November and would produce Africa’s three flag bearers at the Men’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics in TOKYO, JAPAN.

 

 

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