Eguavoen describes Olympic football draws as interesting

Nigeria’s U-23 Head Coach Austin Eguavoen has described as interesting the draw for the forthcoming CAF U-23 Eight Nation qualifier for the London 2012 Olympic Games billed for Cairo in November.

Nigeria is in Group B alongside Moroccco, Algeria and Senegal in the draws conducted at the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF headquarters in Cairo.

Host Nation Egypt is in Group A with Gabon, South Africa and Cote d’ Ivoire.

The championship will be on a round-robin basis with the top two from each group advancing to the semi-finals.

The top three placed teams automatically qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games whilst the fourth placed team will engage a team from Asia in a playoff.

“The draw is interesting. Like I have always said no team is a minnow in African football. This is only a pointer that we should begin preparations in earnest. It would also give us a direction on the choice of Africa friendly matches to pursue. But honestly it’s an interesting draw,” Eguavoen said.

The Championship, which is the maiden edition, kicks off November 26 to climax on December 10.

London 2012 Olympic Games will take place from 27 July to 12 August, 2012.
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