Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles played out a barren draw 0-0 in a Pre- Afcon U23 preparatory game at the Mecure Hotel football in Ismailia, Egypt on Tuesday evening.
The game was meant to keep the Olympic Eagles in shape ahead of the first group B game on Saturday against Cote D’Ivoire in the forthcoming Afcon U23 tournament.
Despite the draw, the Olympic Eagles were able to show some flashes of brilliance as Olisah Ndah and Anthony Izuchukwu were solid in the defence line.
Bright Enobakahre and Orji Okonkwo and were unlucky to miss a couple of chances.
In the second half, coach Imama Amapakabo made a handful of changes with Bitok Stephen coming in for Sincere Seth, Aliyu Ya’u Umar for Sunusi Ibrahim, and Valentine Ozornwafor came in for Olisah Ndah.
The match was of high intensity despite the short in goals.
Head coach of the Olympic Eagles, Imama Amapakabo expressed satisfaction with a display by his ward as he urged the players to more business-like against Cote D’Ivoire on Saturday.