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Africa U-23 Cup of Nations match preview

A loss for the Nigeria Under-23 side to Algeria who are on top of Group B on Saturday could see them get eliminated

Nigeria U-23 Team

Nigeria U-23 team will on Saturday, December 5 face Algeria in their third game of the ongoing African -23 Cup of Nations.

The Dream Team VI have four points afterwinning their first gameand drawing their second.

Samson Siasia’s boys threw away a 2-0 lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Egyptin their second Group B game.

They face a very impressive Algerian team in Saturday’s decisive qualifying.

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A loss for the Nigeria Under-23 side to Algeria who are on top of Group B on Saturday could see them get eliminated from the tournament and the race to 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Dream Team VI midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu is however calm ahead of the clash.

“We know the Algerians. We are not afraid of them. We respect them but we are not afraid of them,” he told the Nations Newspaper.

“We will play our game, try to win and I am sure we will come out with a good result.”

Algeria will be looking for a draw to go through to the next round.

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They drew their first game with Egypt 1-1 before beating Mali 2-0 in their second game.

Watch this Nigeria U-23 video, below:

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