Okechukwu Proud, Grateful To Be U-23 Eagles Captain

Nigeria’s U23 captain, Azubuike Okechukwu is pleased to have led the team to qualify for the final round of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, reports Completesports.com.

Okechukwu was outstanding for the Olympic Eagles over two legs as they defeated Libya 4-2 on aggregate.

“Proud, grateful and happy to lead and be part of such talented team????#Dreamteam. #Nigeria U23 #BLICKBOY,” Azubuike wrote via @aazzuu14 on Twitter.

The Rizespor midfielder will be looked upon to inspire the U-23 Eagles in their final qualifying round tie against Sudan for a place in the group stages of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament billed to hold from November 8 to 22 in Egypt.

Sudan booked a date with the U-23 Eagles after holding Kenya to a goalless draw in the second leg of their first qualifying round fixture at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on Tuesday.

The Sudanese advanced 2-0 on aggregate.

Sudan will host the first leg on June 5 with the reverse fixture billed to hold in Nigeria on June 9.

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