U-23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles Eye Big Win Against Sudan
10 September 2019 Sport
The National U-23 men’s football team, the Olympic Eagles will go all out for a big win against Sudan in their return leg of the final qualifying match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt in November.
A goal seconds to the end of the first half in Omdurman on Thursday left the Olympic Eagles nursing a deficit, and Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has said there would be no pulling punches from kick off this evening at the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba.
“We were unlucky to lose the first leg game, but there is no need crying over spilt milk. Tuesday is here and the battle must be won.
We are the defending champions and we must be in Egypt to defend our title.”
The Olympic Eagles have been training in Asaba since arriving in the Delta State capital on Sunday, and have been strengthened by the arrival of former FIFA U17 World Cup -winning captain Kelechi Nwakali.
Nwakali will string things in midfield with captain Azubuike Okechukwu, with Blessing Muyiwa, Sunusi Ibrahim, Stephen Odey and Taiwo Awoniyi expected to do a better job of putting away opportunities this time.