Nigeria’s Under-23 Super Eagles on Tuesday, 28th March, 2023, crashed out from qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, after losing to Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in the final qualifiers for this year’s U-23 African Cup of Nations, held in Morocco.
The match which held Tuesday night, had both teams fighting hard for an hour before Guinea-Bissau took the lead, after scoring a goal.
They added a second goal 15 minutes later to the consternation of the Nigerian squad.
Following the defeat, Nigeria has failed to qualify for a place to place at the Olympics scheduled to hold from July 24th to August 10th, 2023.
This will be the second time in a row that Nigeria will fail to qualify for the football event of the Olympics.
The last time Nigeria U-23 Eagles went to the Olympics was in 2016 when the nation won a bronze medal in Brazil.
The 4th placed team will play in the Asian Football Confederation–CAF playoffs to decide the final slot at the Olympics.
Story: Hilda Katu