The U-23 National Team, otherwise known as Dream Team, Monday morning arrived in Port Harcourt for its final round, first leg African U-23 Championship qualifier against the Devils of Congo billed for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, July 19.
The delegation was warmly received by the Chairman of the local organizing committee for the match, Hon. Boma Iyayi, on arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, when the Aero Contractor flight landed at about 8.15am.
Players and officials were immediately driven to Hotel Presidential, where accommodation had been reserved for them.
Nigeria and Congo will battle for one of the eight slots at the 2nd African U-23 Championship, taking place in Senegal, 28 November – 11 December, 2015. The top three teams at that competition will qualify for the Men’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while the fourth -placed team plays off against an Asian side.