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16.04.2015 Sports News

Ghana U23 may face Nigeria for Olympics football ticket

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Coach Samson Siasia's men have been handed a tough pairing enroute the 2015 Caf U23 Championship which serves as gateway to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Nigeria's Dream Team V1 will face either Ghana/Liberia or Congo in the third round of the 2015 Caf U23 Championship qualifying series.

The 2015 Caf U23 Championship billed for Senegal in December acts as qualification to the 2016 Summer Olympics men's football for the Confederation of African Football, with the top three teams qualifying and the fourth placed finisher playing in a play-off against a team from the Asian Football Confederation.

The Black Meteors will slug it out with the winner between Liberia and Congo in second round and may likely face Samson Siasia's team in the third round for a ticket to the Caf U23 Championship.

According to Caf, all players participating in the preliminary and final tournament of U23 African Championship shall be born on or after 1 January 1993.

The first edition of the quadrennial African Youth football showpiece was first staged in Morocco in 2011 with Gabon emerging as champions after silencing the hosts in the final.

Source: Goal

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