Victor Osimhen’s sensational treble saw Nigeria U23 progress to the final round of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after defeating Libya U23 4-0 in the second leg of their double-header qualifying tie at the Stephen Keshi Stadium today’s evening.
The Dream Team VII began the AFCON U-23 qualifier double-header against Libya on a wrong foot, going down 2-0 away at the Stade de Ben Guerdane, Libya last Wednesday.
Rohr’s decision to help the side with three Super Eagles players paid huge dividend, with the Wolfsburg loanee scoring three and providing one.
But a clinical showing from Osimhen and David Okereke’s goal saw them qualify for the continental tournament after sealing a 4-2 aggregate win.
Three Africa’s representatives will hoist the continent’s flag at next year’s Olympics men’s football event in Tokyo after emerging from the third Africa U-23 Cup of Nations scheduled for Egypt in November