The Nigeria U23 team, the Dream Team VI will have to wait for their final group game against Algeria to be sure they will progress to the semi finals of the ongoing Africa U23 Championships.
This became imperative as the Coach Samson Siasia tutored side blew away a two-goal lead as they were forced to a 2-2 draw by the Junior Pharaohs of Egypt in their second group game at the ongoing tournament in Senegal.
Warri Wolves petite forward, Oghenekaro Etebo had helped Nigeria to a two-goal lead; scoring two goals from the penalty spot but the Egypt U23 cancelled Nigeria’s advantage as they scored two quick goals by the start of the second half.
Both Nigeria and Egypt made attempts to kill the game with a third goal but neither was successful as the Group B tie ended in a stalemate.
The result on Wednesday night means that Group B is still very much open as any of the trio of Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt have the chance of pulling through to the semi finals.
Both Nigeria and Algeria are presently on four points after two games while Egypt has two points from same number of games. Mali on their part are out of contention having failed to get any point in their first two games.
Nigeria will face Algeria while Egypt will be up against Mali in the final group games.
The top three teams from the Africa U23 Championships will get automatic tickets to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football event.