A brace from Junior Ajayi in the second half gave the Nigeria U23 victory against Congo U23 in the first leg of African U23 championship qualifiers. The first half ended goalless with the dream team coming close on a number of occasions but failing to convert their chances.
Junior Ajayi, however, ensured that the dream team travels to Congo for the second leg with a home win advantage by getting two goals that sealed the win.

Coach of the team, Samson Siasia while addressing Journalists after the game praised the fans and stated his team still needs to work hard in order to get qualification ticket.
"My boys worked hard on the pitch and every one played very well. But sincerely speaking I think the game is still open. So we need to work hard before the second leg and go to Congo in search of victory," Siasia said.

"The Port Harcourt fans did very well to support the team. They came out in large numbers and their presence boosted the team and we are most grateful to the Governor of the state and the people of Rivers State for their massive support to the team. We will go back home and enjoy this victory and focus on the next game."


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