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2016 Olympics Men’s Qualifiers: Dream Team beat Congo 2-1

Football- image source noshahronline

Football- image source noshahronline

The National Under-23 male football team on Sunday beat their Congolese counterparts 2-1 in a final round, first leg qualifier for the 2nd African U-23 Championship.

A statement in the Nigeria football federation (NFF) website stated that in the match played in Port Harcourt Stadium mainbowl, the Dream Team VI took dominance of the game.

Junior Ajayi scored both goals early in the second half, the first a tap-in after Goalkeeper Christopher could not get a good grip of the ball off a pull-out in the 48th minute.

The second; a marvelous team-goal that Ajayi finished with a brilliant header from an inviting Daniel Etor cross, six minutes later.

But the Nigerian side took their feet off the pedal and allowed the Congolese into the game.

The Devils created chances and from one of such, Nkoukou Miose slammed in off a rebound from goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel in the 66th minute.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Dream Team won their two away matches in the qualifying race for the All-Africa Games– for which they have qualified.

They pounded Gabon 4-1 in Libreville and defeated Zambia 2-0 in Lusaka, and on the evidence of strength-in-depth, should be understandably confident going to Pointe Noire on Aug. 2

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