Nigeria’s Under 23 on Wednesday defeated Senegal one goal to nil to qualify for the finals the CAF Under 23 nations cup.
Nigeria also secured one of the qualification tickets of the football event of the Rio Olympics. Just before half-time of a tense match, Nigeria keeper Emmanuel Daniel conceded a penalty for a foul on Dieng but he then saved a poor effort from the spot by Ibrahima Sory Keita.
In the second half Nigeria’s captain Peter Etebo scored the key goal from the penalty spot after Senegal’s Thioune handled the ball in the box as he collided with his goalkeeper, Pape Ndiaye and was sent off.
Senegal now face a crucial third-place match on Saturday, with the winners also earning a place in Brazil.