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Nigeria ready for Algeria – Okechukwu

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Dream Team VI midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu claims players of the Nigeria side are calm ahead of Saturday’s decisive Olympic qualifying game against Algeria.

Nigeria surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Egypt in their second game at the ongoing 2015 Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.

A loss for the Nigeria Under-23 side to Algeria on Saturday could see them get eliminated from the race to Rio 2016 but Azubuike insists they are not worried about facing the impressive Algerians who currently sit top of Group B.

“We know the Algerians. We are not afraid of them. We respect them but we are not afraid of them.

“We will play our game, try to win and I am sure we will come out with a good result,” Okechukwu told journalists on Wednesday.

Algeria look to be in fine fettle so far in the tournament.

The North Africans drew their opening game with Egypt 1-1 before beating Mali 2-0 in their second game of the competition.

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