Nigeria’s Dream Team have been paired with South Africa in Group B of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying tournament.
Concise News understands that the draws were made on Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Aside South Africa, Group B of the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers also have Ivory Coast and Zambia.
In Group A, host nation, Egypt, Mali, Cameroon and Ghana will lock horns in the competition billed for November 8-22.
All teams will be represented by under-23 footballers and the finalists and third-placed team will fly Africa’s flag in Japan where teams can use three ‘over-age’ players.
Nigeria have won gold (1996) and silver (2008) at Olympic football tournaments and last month crushed Sudan 5-0 after losing the first leg by a lone goal.
Also, the competition serves as the Africa U23 Cup of Nations and the previous two editions were won by Gabon (2011) in Morocco and Nigeria (2015) in Senegal.
AFCON U-23 Group
Egypt (hosts), Mali, Cameroon, Ghana
Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Zambia
Nigeria Waiting For EPL Stars
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are still weighing the option of representing Nigeria, Concise News reports.
Abraham has been in fine form for Chelsea this term just as Fikayo with both eligible to play for Nigeria and England.
According to Abraham who has played for England at the youth level, at the moment, he is not thinking of his international career and wants to keep doing well for the Blues.
On his part, Fikayo hinted that he may make the switch to the West African nation if the coach invites him but wants to take his time.
Speaking about the duo and their chances of featuring for the three-time African champions, Rohr said he would respect their decisions not to talk about the matter for now.
“They are both interesting players, but we have made our immediate plans without Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori,” the German told BBC Sports.
“They are not interested in discussing their international options at the moment and we need to respect that.”