Nigeria As opposed to Equatorial Guinea: All African Online games Qualifier Match Preview

The Nigeria U-23 crew which have been formally nicknamed- Desire group V, will on Saturday 26th March 2011 square up from their Guineans counterpart in a crunch Olympic Online games qualifier slated for the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Nigeria. The staff has been in camp for a lot more than a week making ready less than the tutelage of Coach Austin Eguaveon.

One particular vital actuality about this fixture is that the winner will have a chance to signify Africa at the soccer celebration of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Nigerian staff
The Nigeria workforce is produced up of a mix of international and house-dependent gamers with large expertise at club amount. A exclusive incident which would have seen the Nationwide senior group coach clashing with the Olympic staff coach was averted, when 3 gamers who have been previously invited for Nigeria African Nations Cup come across with Ethiopia had been inevitably drafted to the Olympic team. The gamers in concern were:

  • Ehiosun Ekigho (Warri Wolves F.C, Nigeria)
  • Nnamdi Oduamadi(AC Milan, Italy)
  • Obiorah Nwankwo(Inter Milan, Italy)

The Nigerian Olympic team been given a significant boost when all 15 invited specialist gamers reported at their Benin Camp ground. Noteworthy among the the invited experts are Lukman Haruna of Monaco F.C of France, Terna Suswarn of Victoria Setubal of Portugal and striker Odion Ighalo who captained the U-20 Countrywide crew to the 1999 FIFA Junior Environment Cup held in Egypt.

Equatorial Guinea team
Not much is recognised about this team, as they have no proven star in their fold. This unfamiliar issue has been a serious source of stress to the specialized crew of the Olympic team of Nigeria.

Points and Figures

  • Equatorial Guinea has by no means skilled for the Olympic soccer occasion in the heritage of the Game titles
  • Nigeria has a robust pedigree in the Olympic soccer events, owning capable for the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008
  • The Nigeria Olympic team received gold at the 1996 Atlanta and Silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Both equally teams have never ever fulfilled at this stage of football

Match Officials
The All African Video games/Olympic cracker between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will be handled by the adhering to persons:

  • Alex Asante(Ghana)- Match Commissioner
  • Ibrahim Chaibou- Heart referee
  • Abdoulaye Mamane- Assistant referee 1
  • Mani Abdou Salam- Assistant referee 2
  • Ibrahim Mamane- Fourth official

Studies favor the Nigerian staff with the additional benefit of actively playing at household and having the enhance of practical experience and top quality players. It will be the most important upset in soccer record if Equatorial Guinea wins the experience. A draw can’t nonetheless be dominated out. Kick off time is set at 4pm Nigerian time.

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