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Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 3:48pm On Nov 26, 2015
Nigeria vs Mali

African U23 Championship(Olympic Qualifier)

Sun 29th Nov.

Venue: Caroline Faye Stadium

time: 5pm


Nigeria U23 national team, popularly known as Dream Team, will on Sunday November 29, 2015, kick-off its campaign at the U23 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Senegal, with first match against Mali.


A quick look at Malian opposition shows something interesting. Mali U23 national team may prove a hard nut to crack at the tournament – WATCH OUT! The West African country has been doing very well in age grade soccer tournaments, especially this year – won Bronze at the last FIFA U21 World cup and Silver at the just concluded FIFA U17 World cup in Chile.


Mali U23 will be seeking to gain its first Olympics men soccer qualification ticket by building on it’s FIFA U21 world cup success. Head coach, Cheick Qumar Kone announced several of the Bronze medal U21 players in his squad.

Star striker, Souleymane Sissoko and Playmaker, Diadie Samassekou were included alongside midfielder, Souleymane Diarra, Defenders, Aboubacar Doumbia, Souleymane Couilbaly and Goalkeeper, Djigu Diarra.

Kone plays a unique 4-4-2 style, with great ball winners and jugglers crowding the midfield. Mali may match Nigeria U23 team pound for pound, then go on to plot one or two counter attacks to seal a victory. Kone’s match plan may be to stop the free flowing football style of the Dream team and to frustrate all their efforts at the flight of the match.

Samson Siasia, Head coach of Nigeria U23 team is confident with what his boys can do. Dream team has some enterprising ball players like Oghenekaro Etebo, Azubuike Okechukwu and Stanley Dimgba at the midfield.

Although, Siasia couldn’t obtain the services of Manchester City wizkid, Kelechi Iheanacho and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi for this tournament, but he had to let even star midfielder, Godwin Sokari walk out of team.

Sisasia also lost the services of Granada of Spain goal merchant, Isaac Success due to injury. But there’s nothing to worry as record breaking, FIFA U17 all-time highest goal scorer, Victor Osimhen replaces Isaac; box-to-box striker, Junior Ajayi and lethal goal machine, Taiwo Awoniyi may spearhead Nigeria U23 strike force.
Nigeria will also be facing Egypt and Algeria in the Group. The champions, first and second runner ups in this AFCON tournament will automatically qualify for Rio Olympics men soccer – that’s the target of Siasia and his Dream team.


http://cheeronnigeria..com.ng/2015/11/mali-vs-nigeria-u23-african-cup-of.html

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by MORNDEW(m): 11:21pm On Nov 26, 2015
What's the time for the match?

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by Sunnypa11(m): 1:20am On Nov 27, 2015
MORNDEW:
What's the time for the match?
7pm

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 9:37am On Nov 27, 2015
its the Battle of favourites as Nigeria face Mali in U23 AFCON


The two top teams in the U23 AFCON Group B, Nigeria and Mali, will slug it out on Sunday evening in the tourists’ resort of Mbour in Senegal in what many believe could determine the winners of this group.


Nigeria U23 team, Dream Team VI, will begin their campaign at the U23 AFCON on the artificial pitch of Caroline Faye Stadium by 5pm after they rounded up their training camp in The Gambia with a big 5-0 win over Gambia U20 team after both teams first drew 1-1 in another warm-up game.

Samson Siasia’s team will hope for a winning start against Mali, whose country has been on a high internationally this year after they finished third at the FIFA U20 World Cup and were beaten finalists in the FIFA U17 World Cup.
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by icon4ss: 9:37am On Nov 27, 2015
Sunnypa11:
7pm

How does 5pm in Senegal translate to 7pm in Nigeria?
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by icon4ss: 9:40am On Nov 27, 2015
robosky02:

its the Battle of favourites as Nigeria face Mali in U23 AFCON


The two top teams in the U23 AFCON Group B, Nigeria and Mali, will slug it out on Sunday evening in the tourists’ resort of Mbour in Senegal in what many believe could determine the winners of this group.


Nigeria U23 team, Dream Team VI, will begin their campaign at the U23 AFCON on the artificial pitch of Caroline Faye Stadium by 5pm after they rounded up their training camp in The Gambia with a big 5-0 win over Gambia U20 team after both teams first drew 1-1 in another warm-up game.

Samson Siasia’s team will hope for a winning start against Mali, whose country has been on a high internationally this year after they finished third at the FIFA U20 World Cup and were beaten finalists in the FIFA U17 World Cup.


Nigeria and Egypt are the top favorites in that group. Mali does not have the pedigree at U23. In fact they have never qualified for the Olympics.
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by olapluto(m): 9:47am On Nov 27, 2015
Isaac Success injured again? When will Success actually show himself to Nigerians at a decent level? Good luck to Osimhen if truly he replaced Success.
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 1:35pm On Nov 27, 2015
actually you cant write off the Malians

cos if you watch what they have done at the u20 and u17 at the world stage this year then you'll know they are no push overs..

icon4ss:


Nigeria and Egypt are the top favorites in that group. Mali does not have the pedigree at U23. In fact they have never qualified for the Olympics.
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by Nobody: 6:58pm On Nov 27, 2015
which channel go show the match? Dstv or startime? Need reply
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 10:26pm On Nov 27, 2015
OGAJosy:
which channel go show the match? Dstv or startime? Need reply


super sports ,AIT
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 10:46pm On Nov 27, 2015
Dream Team striker Ajayi shelves personal glory


Striker Ajayi Junior says personal glory must take a back seat for the Nigeria U23 team to triumph in the 2015 CAF U23 Nations Championship which is due to take place in Senegal.

The dangerous pointman has raked in four goals in six matches in the Tunisian top-flight for CS Sfaxien and appears to have hit his top form.

Sfaxien are in contention to challenge for titles on all fronts including the Tunisian Ligue One and FA Cup.


With Dream Team VI fans expecting him to replicate his club form at the national team when the U23 tourney gets underway this weekend, Ajayi says he is more concerned about the collective target of the team than his personal glory.

“It’s not about me at all. We want to qualify for Rio Olympic Games and that for me is our focus,” he said

“Scoring goals will be an added bonus. But the collective good of the team is of paramount interest to me.

“We will pick three maximum points in our opening group match against Mali on Sunday and hopefully look to build on that.”
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by Nobody: 7:48am On Nov 28, 2015
Isaac Success is not injured, he scored the winner for Granada last weekend..

4-3-3 is a sure bet for Siasia, I bet you the Malians would not be able to stand up to our lethal strike force..

Taiwo Awoniyi, Ajayi and Osimhen..

Wish them all the best.
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 9:20am On Nov 28, 2015
Daninya11:
Isaac Success is not injured, he scored the winner for Granada last weekend..

4-3-3 is a sure bet for Siasia, I bet you the Malians would not be able to stand up to our lethal strike force..

Taiwo Awoniyi, Ajayi and Osimhen..

Wish them all the best.


yes this colabo

Taiwo Awoniyi, Ajayi and Osimhen..

will certainly be one of the hotest

if Mali could not stand Osimhen

is it the three he would?



cc: lalasticlala

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 9:45am On Nov 28, 2015
Hotshot Victor Osimhen will wear the Number 9 shirt:



As a result of his late registration for the U23 AFCON, U17 World Cup hotshot Victor Osimhen will wear the Number 9 shirt the player he has replaced would have won.

Osimhen also wore No 9 shirt to score record-breaking 10 goals at the recent U17 World Cup in Chile.

Granada forward Isaac Success was replaced by Osimhen after Nigeria proved he has suffered a major injury that will stop him from the U23 AFCON, which starts today in Dakar, Senegal.

Incidentally, both strikers hail from Edo State.

Skipper Azubuike Okechukwu, who is based in Turkey, will maintain his favourite jersey number 14, while Taiwo Awoniyi keeps his No 18 shirt, which he also won when he led the Flying Eagles to win the African Youth Championship in Senegal in March.

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 9:54am On Nov 28, 2015
The official full squad with jersey numbers

1 NNAMDI EMMANUEL IWU 29.06.1994 HEARTLAND FC, OWERRI

2 SINCERE MUEFUH SETH 28.04.1998 RAPSODY FC

3 NDIFREKE EFFIONG UDO 15.08.1998 ABIA WARRIORS FC

4 GODSPOWER TOWER ANIEFIOK 27.01.1997 KANO PILLARS FC

5 ODUDUWA SEGUN SEGUN TOPE 10.10.1995 NATHANIEL BOYS FC

6 BELLO ZAHARADEEN 21.12.1997 KANO PILLARS FC

7 TIONGOLI TONBARA TONBARA 28.06.1996 BAYELSA UNITED FC

8 ETEBO OGHENEKARO PETER 09.11.1995 WARRI WOLVES FC

*9 ISAAC AJAYI SUCCESS 07.01.1996 GRANADA FC/Replaced by Osimhen

10 MUHAMMED USMAN 02.03.1994 TARABA UNITED FC

11 JUNIOR AJAYI OLUWAFEMI 29.01.1996 CS SFAXIEN

12 IROHA CHUKWUEBUKA CHINAZOM 13.07.1996 DIAMOND FC, UMUAHIA

13 OLULAYO OLUWASEUN 08.02.1996 SUNSHINE STARS FC

14 AZUBUIKE GODSON OKECHUKWU 19.04.1997 YENI MALATYASPOR

15 AMAEFULE JOHNBUSCO CHIZOBA 28.10.1994 UN-ATTACHED

16 YUSUF MOHAMMED BALA 22.12.1996 KANO PILLARS FC

17 SOPURUCHI AUGUSTINE DIMGBA 29.03.1993 WARRI WOLVES FC

18 AWONIYI MICHAEL TAIWO MICHEAL 12.08.1997 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

19 BATURE YARO KAWU 15.12.1995 NASARAWA UNITED FC

20 EYO KUFRE EBONG 13.05.1995 WARRI WOLVES FC

21 EMMANUEL SHINKUT DANIEL 17.12.1993 RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FC ENUGU

Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by mikron(m): 12:16pm On Nov 28, 2015
cant wait any longer. naija all the way
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by mikron(m): 12:18pm On Nov 28, 2015
robosky02:

Hotshot Victor Osimhen will wear the Number 9 shirt:



As a result of his late registration for the U23 AFCON, U17 World Cup hotshot Victor Osimhen will wear the Number 9 shirt the player he has replaced would have won.

Osimhen also wore No 9 shirt to score record-breaking 10 goals at the recent U17 World Cup in Chile.

Granada forward Isaac Success was replaced by Osimhen after Nigeria proved he has suffered a major injury that will stop him from the U23 AFCON, which starts today in Dakar, Senegal.

Incidentally, both strikers hail from Edo State.

Skipper Azubuike Okechukwu, who is based in Turkey, will maintain his favourite jersey number 14, while Taiwo Awoniyi keeps his No 18 shirt, which he also won when he led the Flying Eagles to win the African Youth Championship in Senegal in March.

perfect
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by abeysticks: 1:28pm On Nov 28, 2015
Good
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by robosky02(m): 3:08pm On Nov 28, 2015
yes let the show begin

mikron:
cant wait any longer. naija all the way
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by sammy133: 3:25pm On Nov 28, 2015
Ok
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by seunlayi(m): 3:32pm On Nov 28, 2015
WHO WILL WIN


LIKE IF YOU WANT NIGERIA TO WIN

AND SHARE IF YOU WANT NIGERIA TO LOOSE

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by zazz22343: 3:33pm On Nov 28, 2015
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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by ameynuJR(m): 3:54pm On Nov 28, 2015
Abeg NFF let's Mali win this one since they know we're not their mates already ;DAbeg NFF let's Mali win this one since they know we're not their mates already
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by jackpot(f): 4:52pm On Nov 28, 2015
Where is Nwakali?

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by joxxy01(m): 4:55pm On Nov 28, 2015
Booker.T
Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by seankay(m): 5:17pm On Nov 28, 2015
I've known this Seun Olulayo since his days with Rising stars of Ondo state about 10 years ago lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigeria Vs Mali. African U23 Championship (3 - 2) On 29th November 2015 by TheSuperNerd(m): 5:28pm On Nov 28, 2015
Yeah, I believe you're spot on. Isaac Success may "actually" not be injured.

He did score in Granada's 2-0 win over high-flying Athletic Bilbao. His cross was turned in by laporte for an own-goal (first goal) and then the second was a "sweet" strike from him.

Truth is this: For the NFF to have officially replaced Success' name on the official list with Osimhen's, they needed to report that Success was injured (probably they came up with that compromise with his club, Granada).

Caf rule for this "change of players" after official submission of a team's list is this:

"...........a player on the final list
cannot be replaced unless seriously injured
at the latest 24 hours at least before the
beginning of the first match of his team.

“The CAF medical committee must approve
his substitution in writing, after reception
and approval of a detailed medical
certificate.

“CAF medical committee shall write a
certificate attesting that the wound is
sufficiently serious to prevent the player
from participating at the U-23 AFCON and
submit this certificate to the organizing
committee for approval…”

**The changes were done in accordance with
Article 66.2 of regulations of the tournament**


P.S: Is Success really injured then? I don't think so. Unless he picked up injury earlier this week in Granada training?? I don't know.
BUT HOW THE NFF DID IT....... IS STILL A MYSTERY.

WELL, AT LEAST WE HAVE A GOOD REPLACEMENT FOR SUCCESS IN OSIMHEN.

But think of this, if Success was not reported injured, we wouldn't have had any replacement. We would have gone to Senegal A MAN SHORT.

I'm still kinda curious but for now, let's focus on Nigeria vs Mali. *smiles*

Meanwhile, the U-23 Afcon is already on and at this very moment, it's........

Senegal 2-1 South Africa (61mins).

Daninya11:
Isaac Success is not injured, he scored the winner for Granada last weekend..

4-3-3 is a sure bet for Siasia, I bet you the Malians would not be able to stand up to our lethal strike force..

Taiwo Awoniyi, Ajayi and Osimhen..

Wish them all the best.

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