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Friday, March 25, 2016

AFCON Qualifiers: Nigeria 1-1 Egypt (Super Eagles stunned by last minute equalizer)

Egypt's star man Mohammed Salah stunned Samson Siasia's men in Kaduna this evening after rallying late to score an extra-time goal that leaves the Super Eagles' chances of qualifying for next year's African Cup of Nations event in jeopardy.


Samson Siasia, Nigeria's caretaker coach for the qualifiers after Sunday Oliseh's shock resignation started the match with Odion Ighalo , Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho staring in a three- pronged attack for the host team.

Obaobona started in the heart of the defence for the super Eagles while new captain John Mikel Obi started alongside Etebo in the heart of midfield as Siasia wanted his team to come out with all three points at home ahead of a tricky away tie in Egypt.

Nigeria pressurized in the first half with efforts from Etebo, Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho unable to break the Egyptian defence down as the match ended 0-0 in the first half.


The second half began with Oghenekaro Etebo scoring in the 59th minute after an Iheanacho shot caused a rebound to which Etebo gladly put into the net.
Alex Iwobi was introduced with 8 minutes to go as he made his first competitive debut for Nigeria and tried with his teammates to increase Nigeria's lead over Egypt

Nigeria had chances to increase their lead with efforts from Etebo, Victor Moses and  Ighalo unable to increase the lead.
With three minutes of extra time added, Mohammed Salah , Egypt's star man scoring after the Nigerian defence played him onside, much to the delight of the away team.

The pain and sadness on Samson Siasia's face was too evident to see as 20,000 Nigerian fans at the stadium in Kaduna left unhappy after seeing the home team drop two valuable points.

At the moment, Egypt are on top of group G with seven points from two matches, while Nigeria are two points behind with only the overall group winners guaranteed automatic passage to AFCON 2017 in Gabon.

52 comments:

Dee Tee said...

Well!

Tpy said...

how can you have seven points from two matches

STERN said...

ALRIGHT.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Thank God say I no watch!

Odibe Blessing said...

Awwwwwwww dat's nice,atlest dey qualify...

Iphie Abraham said...

Am angry joor. They just let dt Isi dada pharaoh to score us






LIB ADDICT#just passing#

udeze obumneme said...

Wawu

Chizzy Liz said...

******************* All dis plenty story jux to tell say dem score 1-1 ???????? Abeg Linda ******** be my mouth piece ************** ask dem to wake up ************* don tell me say e no easy ************** e easy !!!!! My own hustle sef no easy

Odibe Blessing said...

OMGGG!!!!what did I just read,I tot we qualify....crying my eyes out.

Dollar Jay said...

That has been a typical 9ja style.

hyacinth thankgod said...

So sad

Oduduwa Afrika said...

7 pts 2 matches lol

Ichebi Christian said...

How do expect Nigeria to win a team that the coach is on the verge of sack if he loses the match?
Lol

Anonymous said...

D guys played well, just dat luck was not on they side and Buhari should be held responsible.

Anonymous said...

Why should u be angry? Do u think it is an easy tin.

Ichebi Christian said...

How do expect Nigeria to win a team that the coach is on the verge of sack if he loses the match?
Lol

Anonymous said...

See What This Man Did To This Young Lady

Ichebi Christian said...

Hahahahahaha linda DKM pls
7points from 2 games?
Hahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Nnenne George said...

Very sad upon all the hype and new captain.. :(

Amos Mohammed said...

The goal from the Egyptians was a clear upside.

Juliet Iwuno said...

If dem no qualify dis time, dey should try harder next time. Linda take note!

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

OK,seen.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok cool

Adenike Bamigboye said...

It is well,am sure we will qualify

Olaaliu said...

Good😕

rosemary bassey said...

All these footballers is only to be flaunting cars they know.. Qualify now they can't qualify... Mstcheww #Linda Ikeji Executive PA#

Richard Afon Yinkå said...

Mtchewww offside equalizer, if not that mumu who lost chance after he has dribbled goalkeeper. That madness linesman decision will not affected 😠



#reeshahr

Anonymous said...

Lmao. I was wondering too

Anonymous said...

Oliseh and gmb's bad luck!!!

pastor Joshua Bamisaye said...

That goal na ojoro

Joyce .A. Ojokojo said...

This guys need to wake up fast!!!! 9ja football is lethargic.

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

What a shame

Edem victor said...

Lol. She's not that a football person


‭OKORO UPGRADED

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

D boys be doing us proud


...merited happiness

FRESH said...

We really played well.Been a long time I saw our super eagles play good football like this.It will be a very difficult mountain to climb.The damage has already been done.Not blaming Sunday Oliseh for the silly era he held sway is like not holding GEJ responsible for all the mess our economy is in today.Mtcheeeew! When incompetent people lead,they leave problems everywhere for others to suffer to solve it.

moses alen said...

Our eagles are not flying like before mmm.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Lol pls how's my iwobi
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

christie benjamin said...

A'ight.

livingstone chibuike said...

I pray dey wil mak it. Dey allowd dat salla dat runs lik a tiger to score us jus at d last mins. Too bad

uju juliet said...

Nice try

olabisi olayinka said...

Thats what u get if u dont make good use of ur chances. To be leading by 1 0 is dangerous in dis kind of match.

Chi said...

Alex iwobi shud have come on earlier. His impact was felt immediately he came on and Moses effort at goal came off him just after a few touches. I hope SiaSia learns to start with better quality next time especially when so much is at stake

Anonymous said...

Nigeria needs to start trying out other intl players. There are boys out there that will kill themselves for super eagles if given the chance. We need more aggressive players like John Ogu. My two cents

Paul Okah said...

It is well

Anonymous said...

Your reply is so dumb bro. No offense

Pretty face said...

Very sad

Pretty face said...

A draw, it was painful

Uju Phil said...

My bro said there can't be seven points for two matches oh

Bunmi Akinyele said...

Thank God i didn't waste my time to watch the match.

Anonymous said...

Dollar affected the match.....una wan pay dem bonus with naira I hear.

Peeboi said...

It is better to promise little and deliver much than to promise heaven and earth only to deliver nothing worthwhile. It sulks to hear our players these days end game they have not even started at all in their favor.

David Ebohiremen said...

Nija tried joor ...it's their finishing that let eem down