By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile has tipped the U-23 Eagles to win the on-going Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal.
Echiejile told Completesportsnigeria.com that he was impressed the Nigerian team resisted the rampaging Senegalese side to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic men's football event after they edged the Young Teranga Lions 1-0 in Wednesday's semi-final clash.
"It wasn't an easy fixture against the hosts but they survived against all odds to qualify for the Olympics," the As Monaco defender said.
"The have done well but more work must be done to equal the feat of the 1996 set."
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