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Etebo Wary Of Senegal

Posted: Dec 8, 2015 at 6:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

National U-23 striker, Ogenekaro Etebo, has warned his teammates that the semi final clash against hosts, Senegal, in the ongoing Olympics qualifiers will not be a child’s play.

Etebo, who plays for Warri Wolves, stated that if Nigerian would fly past Senegal to the final of the championship, the team must raise their game. Nigeria were held to a barren draw by Algeria in the last group match on Saturday, but had Mali to thank for beating Egypt 1-0.

“The match against Senegal won’t be easy. We look forward to qualifying for the Olympics at all cost, because this was our target when we were coming for this tournament. “We know what Nigerians want, which is the Olympics ticket and we must get it here.

Having reached this stage of the championship, there is nothing stopping us from picking the ticket and qualifying for the final of the Nations Cup,” he said.

Nigeria’s U-23 Team will battle Senegal on Wednesday at Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, while Algeria will confront South Africa in the second semi final game. The first three teams will win the tickets to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics, while the fourth team will have to settle for the Olympic playoffs.