Nigeria falls to Senegal in Olympic qualifier

Nigeria’s football misfortunes continued tonight as the Dream Team V lost their second match of the ongoing CAF U-23 tournament in Morroco. 

The uncoordinated Nigerian team were beaten 2-1 by Senegal, three days after they were pipped 1-0 by host Morocco in the opening match of the tournament.

The Nigerian team were down 2-0 in the first 45 minutes before Uchechi scored in the second half to keep the team’s hope of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic alive. But other players in the team fluffed a lot of chances to draw level and even defeat the Senegalese.

With that result, Nigeria’s hope of being part of the football event of the London Olympic may have gone up in smoke. Nigeria had played in the last five Olympics, including Atlanta ’96 where it won gold.

In the other match of the group, Morocco defeated Algeria 1-0 to qualify for semi-final. Both Senegal and Algeria now have three points while Nigeria has zero.


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