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U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Eagles fired-up ahead Sudan clash in Asaba

After a disappointing defeat in the first leg of their tie with Sudan in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the Eagles are targeting a huge win in Asaba.

Nigeria were wasteful at the Al Merriekh Stadium, Omdurman last Thursday and suffered a 1-0 defeat.

They look to seal success in their bid to qualify for the U-23 AFCON when they file out for the reverse fixture at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday.

“We deserved to get something positive from that game, but that’s what football is all about,” Stephen Odey rues their defeat at Omdurman.

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“Sometimes, you lose when you don’t deserve to.

“The first important thing now is to make sure we get a good win that will earn us qualification for the AFCON.

”That is our target and I believe we have what it takes to achieve that objective.

“It is an important game for the country and we cannot afford to let the fans down,” added the forward to CSN during training on Sunday.

The Imama Amapakabo charges will go for the ticket on Tuesday, as the winners on aggregate will feature at the U-23 AFCON billed to hold in November.

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