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Nigeria National Under-23 Football Team

Nigeria
Nickname(s)Dream Team VII or Olympic Eagles
AssociationNigeria Football Federation, Nigeria Olympic Committee
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
WAFU (West Africa)
Head coachImama Amapakabo
CaptainAzubuike Okechukwu
Top scorerJunior Ajayi (10)
Home stadiumStephen Keshi Stadium
FIFA codeNGA
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1968)
Best resultGold: (1996)
Afcon U-23
Appearances2 (first in 2015)
Best resultChampions: (2015)
African Games
Appearances4 (first in 1973)
Best resultSilver: (2003)

Nigeria Olympic football team represents Nigeria in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to male players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. In four participations at the Olympic games, the team won gold in 1996, silver in 2008 and bronze in 2016.

Competitive record

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games
Appearances: 4
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Until 1988 See Nigeria national football team
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996 Gold Medal 1st 6 5 0 1 12 6
Australia 2000 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 8 10
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008 Silver Medal 2nd 6 4 1 1 10 4
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016 Bronze Medal 3rd 6 4 0 2 11 10
Japan 2020 Did not qualify
Total Gold Medal 4/7 22 14 3 5 41 30

African Games record

African Games
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1991 Bronze Medal 3rd 5 4 0 1 14 3
Zimbabwe 1995 Bronze Medal 3rd 5 2 1 2 5 3
South Africa 1999 Did not qualify
Nigeria 2003 Silver Medal 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 2
Algeria 2007 Did not qualify
Mozambique 2011
Republic of the Congo 2015 Bronze Medal 3rd 4 1 2 1 4 4
Morocco 2019 See Nigeria national under-20 football team
Total Gold Medal 4/7 19 11 3 5 33 '12

U-23 Africa Cup of Nations record

U-23 Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Morocco 2011 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 5 4
Senegal 2015 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 5
Egypt 2019 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 3 2
Total 1/3 11 5 3 3 16 11

Team honours and achievements

Intercontinental

Continental

Other

Squad

Squad for the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations [3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Abubakar Adamu (1997-06-09)9 June 1997 (aged 22) Nigeria Wikki Tourists
1GK Mohammed Galadima Nigeria Nasarawa United
1GK Kingdom Osayi Nigeria Giant Brillers

2DF Olisa Ndah (1998-01-21)21 January 1998 (aged 21) Nigeria Remo Stars
2DF Samuel Atavti Tunisia Espérance Tunis
2DF Valentine Ozornwafor (1999-06-01)1 June 1999 (aged 20) Spain UD Almería
2DF Seth Sincere (1998-04-28)28 April 1998 (aged 21) Turkey Boluspor
2DF Josiah Chukwudi (1999-07-14)14 July 1999 (aged 20) Slovakia Spartak Trnava
2DF Izuchuckwu Anthony (1997-11-03)3 November 1997 (aged 22) Norway Nest-Sotra
2DF Godfrey Stephen (2000-08-22)22 August 2000 (aged 19) Belarus Isloch Minsk

3MF Sunusi Ibrahim (2002-10-01)1 October 2002 (aged 17) Nigeria Nasarawa United
3MF Aliyu Yau Adam (2000-05-07)7 May 2000 (aged 19) Latvia Spartaks J?rmala
3MF Olabiran Muyiwa (1998-09-07)7 September 1998 (aged 21) Russia Tambov
3MF Kelechi Nwakali (1998-06-05)5 June 1998 (aged 21) Spain SD Huesca
3MF Ndifreke Udo (1998-08-15)15 August 1998 (aged 21) Nigeria Akwa United
3MF Sunday Faleye (1998-11-29)29 November 1998 (aged 20) Austria Wacker Innsbruck
3MF Tom Dele-Bashiru (1999-09-17)17 September 1999 (aged 20) England Watford
3MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19)19 April 1997 (aged 22) Turkey ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir

4FW Orji Okwonkwo (1998-01-19)19 January 1998 (aged 21) Canada Montreal Impact
4FW Taiwo Awoniyi (1997-08-12)12 August 1997 (aged 22) Germany Mainz
4FW Bright Enobakhare (1998-02-08)8 February 1998 (aged 21) England Wigan Athletic F.C.

Recent Results

2019

References

  1. ^ "Niger International Tournament 2002". Rsssf.com. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "TIFOCO Tournament 2003". Rsssf.com. 27 March 2003. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Amapakabo picks Nwakali, Awoniyi, 19 others for title defence". NFF. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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