Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Eagles survive Sudan scare to power into CHAN final

By Victor Okoye on 01/02/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 1,278

•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

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
APC promises toll-free 2nd Niger Bridge •May revoke...

EFCC closes case in ownership of intercepted N49m...

Edelman Trust Barometer: 72% of Nigerians say trust...

Eagles go for CHAN bronze •We can’t afford...

MTN stops mobile money service in South Africa...

Ibrahim Oloriegbe: Saraki's nemesis in Kwara

US to stop issuing visas to citizens from...

Police bans private individuals from using siren in...

2019: Shagari joins Sokoto governorship race, eyes Tambuwal’s...

Buhari vows to lead Nigeria out of economic...

Biafra agitators withdraw support for South-East governors •Direct...

Saraki’s presidential ambition splits PDP governors

 

Latest News Biafra: Kanu leads delegation to UN Buhari vs Atiku: Activist seeks visa ban on Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Justices Association to set up vigilance groups in Igboland •Launches intelligence/surveillance unit Makinde drags Ajimobi before EFCC, ICPC UNILAG releases cut off marks for admissions into various courses Anxiety over Alaafin of Oyo’s absence at Oranyan festival Delta rehabilitates Federal roads I’ve passed through turbulent times since becoming Governor — Abiodun Health Management Board Director dragged to ICPC over certificate scandal Police confirms 3 killed in Akwa Ibom cult clash Imo Recruitment, Appointments Committee submits report We must talk about Peter Obi now — Cleric

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,136 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,782 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,042 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,508 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,469 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,543 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,588 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,195 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,347 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,332 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,736 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,343 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,108) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (809) Global Business Monitor (441) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,949) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,334) Opinion (1,357) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,441) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera