Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu and former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Sani Ahmed Toro have congratulated Under -23 team ‘the Dream Team for picking Rio 2016 Olympics ticket and also qualifying for the final of the CAF U-23 AFCON after beating the hosts country, Senegal yesterday.
In his reaction yesterday, Chukwu said it’s a ‘mission accomplished’ after the Dream Team VI booked their Olympic ticket at the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal.
“I’m happy that the first mission at the championship, which was to secure an Olympic ticket, has been successfully achieved. They will now be boosted to go for the second mission, which is the championship top prize.
“Their performance showed they are improving with each game.
“However, it’s not yet a done deal as far as improvement is concerned; they still have to improve further both in the championship and the Olympics proper.
“I must say congratulations to them for making Nigerians happy with the hard-fought Olympic ticket,” said the former Green Eagles strongman and captain.
The semifinals victory against Senegal has instantly handed the Nigerians the 2016 Rio Olympic ticket and a ticket to the final to vie for the Afcon Under-23 trophy.
Also reacting, Alhaji Toro said, “We remain grateful to the Almighty God for the victory and our qualification for the 2016 Olympics. I congratulate the team for making us proud”.