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Under-23 To Play Brazil –Siasia

Posted: Sep 23, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

U-23 coach Samson Siasia has disclosed his team is scheduled to take on Brazil in a friendly in London soon.

The high-profile friendly will serve as a warm-up for the Africa U23 Nations Cup in Senegal, where Siasia’s team has been drawn in a tough Group B along with Egypt, Algeria and Mali.

“We hope to soon resume training camp for the CAF U23 Championship and begin preparations for a possible international friendly with Brazil in London in the next few weeks,” said Siasia.

The U23 Nations Cup will be the qualifying tournament for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil, which is yet to win Olympic soccer gold, will use this friendly to prepare for the Rio Olympics next year.

Incidentally, both countries last clashed at the U23 level at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where Nigeria staged a remarkable comeback to win 4-3 and qualify for a historic final against Argentina.