Nigeria Beat Senegal To Secure Rio Olympics Ticket

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Updated December 9, 2015

Nigeria Beat Senegal To Secure Rio Olympics TicketNigeria U-23 team, Dream Team VI, have qualified for the men’s football event at next year’s Olympic games in Brazil.

Nigeria picked one of the tickets for African teams after the Dream Team VI beat hosts Senegal by a lone goal to advance to the final of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Senegalese did most of the playing in the first half and they were awarded a penalty that was clearly saved by Goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel.

Nigeria created clear cut chances in the second half and the pressure on the Senegalese paid off in the 72nd minute when the Dream Team were awarded a penalty by centre referee, Redouane Jiyed.

Midfielder Etebo Oghenekaro made no mistake from the spot and converted to book a place in the final for the Nigerians in Saturday’s final billed to take place in Dakar.