Olympic Eagles to Tackle Libya in Bengerdan

first_imgLibya is still unable to play international matches at home due to the after-effects of the Arab Spring political turmoil that began in 2011.When the country’s senior team, Mediterranean Knights hosted the Super Eagles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in October 2018, the match was staged in Sfax, Tunisia.Nigeria is the only African country to have won gold, silver and bronze medals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament. Gold was the harvest at the Centennial Games in Atlanta, USA, and silver came in Beijing, China in 2008. The bronze medal won by the Olympic Eagles at the Games in Brazil in 2016 was the only medal won by the entire Team Nigeria at the fiesta.The Olympic Eagles are also the defending champions of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations.Africa’s flag-bearers in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of Tokyo 2020 will emerge during the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations to hold in Egypt in November this year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s U23 squad will take on their Libyan counterparts in the first leg, first round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Bengerdan Stadium in Bengerdan, Tunisia on Wednesday, 20th March.An official of the Libya Football Federation said yesterday that the Bengerdan Stadium has an artificial turf and that the match will start at 3pm Tunisia time.The delegation of Nigeria’s U23 squad will land at the Djerba International Airport, which is 20 minutes’ drive to the town of Bengerdan. Home-based Eagleslast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps rescued a share of the spoils after going behind twice against Cobh Ramblers at St.Coleman’s Park.Sean McCarron was the hero as he scored a fine goal from long range in the 76th minute to grab a point for Harps.Brian Fitzgerald put the home side in front when he headed home form close range. The game was only a minute into the second Harps when Kevin McHugh did what he does best.The Killea man latched onto a Tommy Bonner corner to head home and draw the sides level.Amazingly Cobh were back in front less than a minute later when David O’Neill side-footed a cross home inside the area.Harps did manage to control the game for long periods throughout but never looked like threatening too often. McCarron popped up to grab what turned out to be a deserved equaliser for Harps who were value for money for their point.  HARPS COME FROM BEHIND TWICE TO SHARE SPOILS AGAINST COBH was last modified: May 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cobh Ramblersfinn harpslast_img read more