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U-23 team arrive in Morocco

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The Nigeria under 23 team has arrived in Casablanca, Morocco ahead of this month’s Caf Olympic qualifying tournament.

The Nigerian contingent touched down at the Mohammed V international airport at 10:30 am local time on Saturday.

They will now begin the acclimatization phase of their preparations that will see them facing Algeria, Senegal and the hosts, Morocco in the group stages of the competition.

Players and officials of the team had to deal with unfriendly weather conditions upon arrival in Casablanca as the weather conditions were pegged at a chilly 16 degrees Celsius.

The 29 Man Nigerian contingent that departed the Muritala Mohammed international airport, Lagos at 7.25am on Friday was comprised of 18 players and 11 officials.

Only one player from the list of standby earlier released traveled with the team, (Atu Irumekhai) while the other four were asked to remain in the country until deemed fit to join the team in Morocco. Players expected to join the team in Morocco are Obiora Nwankwo, Babatunde Micheal, Stephen Worgu and Nosa Igiebor.

The team begins it Africa U-23 championship campaign next Saturday against host nation Morocco. Kickoff time for the game is 6.30pm Nigeria time.

 

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