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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

U-20 meet Nigeria in youth qualifiers

7th May 2012

Tanzania U-20 football team has booked a date with Nigeria in the African Nations Cup qualifiers after eliminating Nigeria by 4-3 goals aggregates last Sunday.

The return leg match played in Khartoum saw the Tanzanian side lose by 2-1 goals but have advanced courtesy of their handsome first leg 3-1 goals victory a fortnight ago.

The first leg match between the U-20 team against Nigeria will be played on July 28 and the return leg is scheduled two weeks later in Nigeria.

Hosts Sudan drew first blood after ten minutes into the game to shake the visitors through striker Mohammed Abderahman.

The visitors responded instantly when TP Mazembe striker Thomas Ulimwengu pulled the all important equalizer barely two minutes later.

The teams were tied at 1-1 at the end of the first half.

Ahmed Nasr sealed off the victory for the hosts twenty minutes after resumption through a penalty kick.

Nigeria U-23 dispatched their counterparts from Tanzania during Olympic qualifiers when Jamhuri Kihwelo was in charge as a coach.

The Kim Poulsen coached side was expected to board a return flight home yesterday evening.

The Tanzanian team line-up that featured in the last Sunday match were : Aishi Manula, Ramadhan Khamis, Issa Rashid, Samir Ruhava, Dizana Ramadhan, Frank Damayo, Frank Sekule, Omega Seme, Ulimwengu, Simon Msuva and Ramadhan Singano.

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