NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Eagles survive Sudan scare to power into CHAN final

By Victor Okoye on 01/02/2018

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

Views: 798

•Goal scorer Okechukwu Gabriel
•Goal scorer Okechukwu Gabriel

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Wednesday beat Sudan 1-0 at Marrakech in Morocco to advance to their first-ever final match appearance at the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that an early goal by Okechukwu Gabriel helped the home-based Eagles secure a spot in the final.

There, they will meet hosts Atlas Lions of Morocco on Sunday.

As early as the 12th minute, the Super Eagles were dealt a huge blow when goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa sustained an injury, forcing him to be replaced by Dele Ajiboye.

Three minutes later, Sudan had a glorious opportunity to grab the lead, but Ajiboye was quick to read the danger and put it under check.

However, it was Nigeria who found the back of the net a minute later when Gabriel beat Elhadi Akram from close range with a low shot.

In the 25th minute, Gabriel came close to bagging his brace when his left-footed shot sailed inches wide of Akram’s left corner.

In spite of good moves and dominance by the Falcons of Jediane in the dying stages of the half, it was 1-0 at halftime for Salisu Yusuf’s men.

Nigeria looked threatening in the second half, but they were soon slowed down when Ifeanyi Ifeanyi was sent off in the 58th minute after a dangerous tackle.

Coach Zdravko Logarusic’s men would take advantage of the situation to dictate the pace, and Osman Ismaeil saw his powerful shot going wide, with Ajiboye a spectator.

With three minutes to go, Sudan were also reduced to 10 men when Bakri Bachir received a red card for bringing down Solomon Ojo.

Ajiboye however kept the Nigerian team in the lead after producing two brilliant saves in the 90th minute to ensure they are through to the final.

The defeat for the Sudanese means they will meet the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the third-place play-off on Saturday. (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 01/02/2018 04:45:47 AM

 

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


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Buhari approves appointment of Acting Grand Kadi for...

Boko Haram kills 7 in latest onslaught

Troops vanquish 14 escaping jihadists

Breaking: PDP loses 11 Senators to APC ....

14 Lagos parties form coalition to topple Ambode...

Buhari will go to jail for his atrocities...

SACKED: Hurricane Obi sweeps out 100 workers at...

Ogun announces payment of July salary ‘despite all...

Worries over INEC’s role in cancelled Imo rerun...

Muslim students in the US attacked in the...

Court grants DSS’ prayer to detain 400 Boko...

Our security agents have gone mad again

 

Latest News NNPC loses N546b in 3 years Gunmen kill 12 in market attack 2019: Okorocha cries out, alleges gang-up PDP, SDP, ADC consider joint presidential candidate 100 Edo secondary students trafficked to Libya 11,254 jobs lost, 13 firms shut in food, beverage sector Stop persecuting Igbo Jews - Group warns Buhari Former APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan, admits Buhari has failed Nigerians Why Buhari may not sign 2018 budget –Minister FG plans to assassinate me - Gov. Wike APC, nPDP in talks to avert Saraki, Dogara, others exit Career politicians deceiving Nigerians with rotational presidency — Moghalu

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,021 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (341,666 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,134 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (224,550 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,034 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (202,550 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (176,749 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,049 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,066 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,228 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (139,869 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,270 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (40) Business & Economy (3,137) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (853) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (497) Features (594) Global Business Monitor (273) International (1,968) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,464) Opinion (954) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,029) Religion (742) Sports (1,512) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement