NewsExpress advert Yudala banner
CHAN 2018: Super Eagles zoom to quarter-finals in grand style

By News Express on 24/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 706

•Home-based Super Eagles celebrating a goal
•Home-based Super Eagles celebrating a goal

The home-based Super Eagles on Tuesday whipped Equatorial Guinea 3-1 after coming from behind in Agadir, to advance into the quarter-finals of the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Morocco.

The Nigerian side dominated the game with many goal scoring chances being wasted as they had earlier done in each of their first two matches against Rwanda and Libya.

They had only Sunday Faleye’s 79th minute goal in the 1-0 win against Libya to point to before Tuesday’s match, and they soon looked like having to regret their wastefulness.

From a corner kick, Equatorial Guinea took the lead with five minutes to half time when Nsi Eyama’s powerful header flew past goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa into the net.

Faleye had a great opportunity to level up three minutes later as Anthony Okpotu chested down a pullout for him, but he fluffed it with only the goalkeeper to beat.

But, after bungling two further opportunities to level up within seven minutes of the second half, Okpotu sneaked in to head home Osas Okoro’s in-swinger in the 59th minute.

Ten minutes later, substitute Rabiu Ali found Dayo Ojo whose shot from about 25 metres out gave Nigeria their second goal and the lead.

Ali then scored from the penalty kick spot seven minutes from time to put the game beyond their foes, after Okpotu was upended in the box.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the result meant Nigeria finished as Group C winners, and will return to the Grand Stade in Tangier for the quarter-finals.

They will meet the runners-up from Group D on Sunday.

Already, the other quarter-final fixtures have hosts Morocco taking on Namibia in Casablanca on Saturday afternoon, while Zambia play Sudan in Marrakech on Saturday evening. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 24/01/2018 05:51:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Clean environment key to survival, says Lagos Commissioner...

Group urges pupils to be hardworking, determined

Ebonyi Governor backs Buhari, denies dumping PDP

INEC, PDP accuse APC of stalling Delta election...

Report identifies innovation, infrastructure as keys to creating...

NUJ to rename Kaduna secretariat after late Gen....

Anambra 2017: Ndigbo Nollywood urges support for Obiano’s...

Ijaw youths allege targeting of Niger Deltans in...

Bill Gates tipped to become the world’s first...

New Ohanaeze President emerges, unfolds agenda •Full list...

Heavily armed policemen seal off PDP National Secretariat...

Today’s weather to be hazy and cloudy, says...

 

Latest News Buhari’s son rumoured dead but Presidency says very much alive Yobe school attack: 2 girls reported dead, 13 still missing Stop extorting money from innocent Igbo traders, Okorocha tells Customs Teleology emerges 9mobile preferred bidder, given 21 days to deposit non-refundable $50m Court declares daytime curfew of Oro festival illegal in Ogun FG to invest in modular refineries PDP expresses shock over missing Dapchi school girls, tasks Police IG Budget Minister briefs National Assembly leadership on economic recovery focus labs Ekiti movement releases ‘Neighbor to Neighbor’ outreach timetable for Fayose’s preferred successor African migrants begin hunger strike over Israel policy Delta State Government seeks parents’ support for measles vaccination campaign NSCDC officials who shot Bayelsa youths acted in self-defence: State Commandant

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (326,131 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (317,833 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (254,583 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (208,817 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,694 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (187,622 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (163,304 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (146,629 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (140,339 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (129,495 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,987 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (123,083 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,899) Business Verdict (34) Columnists (804) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (446) Features (549) Global Business Monitor (226) International (1,799) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (105) News (33,033) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,512) Religion (681) Sports (1,438) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement