The home-based Super Eagles on Tuesday whipped Equatorial Guinea Three-1 after coming from behind in Agadir, to advance into the quarter-finals of the fifth African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Morocco.
The Nigerian facet dominated the sport with many purpose scoring probabilities being wasted as they’d earlier finished in every of their first two matches in opposition to Rwanda and Libya.
They had solely Sunday Faleye’s 79 minute purpose within the 1-Zero win in opposition to Libya to level to earlier than Tuesday’s match, they usually quickly regarded like having to remorse their wastefulness.
From a nook kick, Equatorial Guinea took the lead with 5 minutes to half time when Nsi Eyama’s highly effective header flew previous goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa into the web.
Faleye had an excellent alternative to degree up three minutes later as Anthony Okpotu chested down a pullout for him, however he fluffed it with solely the goalkeeper to beat.
But, after bungling two additional alternatives to degree up inside seven minutes of the second half, Okpotu sneaked in to move house Osas Okoro’s cross within the 59 minute.
Ten minutes later, substitute Rabiu Ali discovered Dayo Ojo whose shot from about 25 metres out gave Nigeria their second purpose and the lead.
Ali then scored from the penalty spot seven minutes from time to place the sport past their foes, after Okpotu was upended within the field.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the outcome meant Nigeria completed as Group C winners, and can return to the Grand Stade in Tangier for the quarter-finals.
They will meet the runners-up from Group D on Sunday.
The different quarter-final fixtures have hosts Morocco taking up Namibia in Casablanca on Saturday afternoon, whereas Zambia play Sudan in Marrakech later.(NAN)