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Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Congo

Super Eagles X1 Vs Congo: Ejide, Efe, Elderson, Onazi, Oboabona, Omeruo, Musa, Azeez, Mikel, Nwofor, Oduamadi

The Congo and Nigeria national anthems are being sung now
1- An early free kick won by Onazi. Echiejile’s control from Mikel’s fail him
2- Uche Nwofor could not loop the ball beyond Congo keeper. First Nigerian chance
3- nigeria’s throw-in. But Congo win a free kick
9- Eagles defence clears the ball after a spell of nervy moments. Ambrose show-boating there
10- Game temporarily halted as a Congo player is fouled by Onazi
12- Throw in for Nigeria. Oduamadi wins a free kick for the Eagles. Musa behind the ball. Efe Ambrose scores with a header from the free kick. Nigeria 1-0 Congo
15- Nigeria in possession of the ball but lose it which results to Congo equaliser. Sloppy defending by Nigeria. Nigeria 1-1 Congo
18- free-kick to Congo after Oduamadi hacked down the visitors defender. The ball is straight into the hands of Ejide
20- Oduamadi has a good chance, thwarted. Mikel fouled afterwards
22- Uche Nwofor wins a free kick. Mikel’s kick is spilled but the chance is wasted
23- Ahmed Musa latches onto a good pass but the ball is saved. Flagged offside a minute later
26- Echiejile is flagged offside.
27- Omeruo clears the ball bravely. Congo wins a free kick 25 metres away from goal.
29- Musa brought down in the box as he bears down on goal from Mikel’s long pass, but no penalty
30- Oduamadi and Nwofor combination not producing thr goods
31- Azeez wins a free kick, Mikel plays it
32- Omeruo swivels but his shot on the turn is tame. Corner to Congo. Ejide saves the ball and distributes
34- Oboabona fouled
38-Free kick to Congo. A push from Oduamadi gifts Congo the possession
38- Congo’s free kick tipped over for corner by Ejide; cleared but Congo scores AGAIN. Nigeria 1-2 Congo. The Eagles defence is abjectly poor
44- Corner for Nigeria, Congo clear. 2 minutes added after 45 minutes
HT Nigeria 1 – 2 Congo
45- Congo kick off. Congo threaten but ball cleared.
48- Oduamadi’s through pass to Uche Nwofor is good but the latter’s shot miss target by whiskers
48- Emenike, Igiebor in for Azeez and Nwofor (Nigeria substitution)
50- Congo with a chance but a shot goes wide
51- Oboabona concedes a free kick
53- Congo convert a penalty; 3-1
56- Onazi’s strike wide off target
58- Congo keeper Chancel Massa receives treatment from the medics.
60- Igiebor’s shot pushed out. Corner to Nigeria
61- Mikel yellow carded
63- Musa yellow-carded for remonstrations
68- Mikel wins a free kick but the ball is wasted
69- Emenike fouled, free kick. Onazi fouled soon afterwards
70- Emenike’s free kick punched out by Mansa
75- Kaya Boukamma comes from the bench(Congo sub).
76- Congo free kick close to nestling into the Nigerian net
79- Nigeria’s corner wasted, the game is ebbing out from the Nigerian perspective
82- Nigerian fans now cheering Congo. Mikel Obi blasts away the ball
83- Igiebor misses from close range after Emenike’s good pass
85- Onazi’s shot saved on the line.
86- Emenike’s shot deflected. Corner. Mansa wasting time as he feigns injury
88- Salami scores from goal mouth scramble. 3-2.
90-(+2) Musa’s effort saved. Oboabona is down injured after a scary moment in Eagles defence. Mikel fouled
90(+6) FT Nigeria lose 3-2


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  • i tipe Nigeria to beat Dr.Congo.And concerning de Fifa action over NFF,i support their action dat,Giwa should come down as de NFF president period.

  • Izzylove 7 years ago

    This is the worst match I have watched this year. Ask them now, they will site NFF crisis and poor pitch as an excuse, as if the female U20 did not perform well in Canada despite the NFF crisis. In fact, a likely FIFA ban will save our face, we don’t have a team for AFCON. If we play like this against South Africa in Pretoria, we should expect the bashing of our life. Again, I’ve been defending Keshi up till now, but from now I back out. The same thing he did against France he repeated today, leaving his best players on bench only to bring them on when the damage has already been done. Omeruo played his worst game for Nigeria today. Lastly, Keshi should be sacked and another Coach to take over should draft in Iheanacho, Nwakali, Awoniyi, Success and Mohammed (their captain at U17) into the team with immediate effect. Mikel, the worst midfielder in Africa should be dropped with immediate effect. NONSENSE.

  • Nigeria try dare best, is not dare fort game is not a matter of perfect, is by opportunity, you guy shall keep it up, i pround of nigeria

  • Daniel 7 years ago

    This is d worst game they have played first and foremost let them drop mikel obi then draft ihenacho awoniyi to the team pls or else they will disgrace against south Africa

  • Where is Kola US? Where is Game 147?…

  • Cyril 7 years ago

    Super Eagles pls set up

  • Thank God that I did not watch the match because I know that something like this would occurred. NFF made a big mistake to have Keshi back. NFF must be fired including the entire coaching staffs. I have bn saying this all these while on Kickoffnigeria.com that if NFF try to retained Keshi, he will fail woefully to delivered. How would have be if Kickoffnigeria is still running? Most especially, for Keshi United? Hopefully, Kickoffnigeria will be back soon. No excuse is granted from Eagles and their coaching crews. Our ex players should be given a chance to be our new NFF and a sound coach is the solution to the Eagles problem. Meanwhile, we don’t need a white coach. God bless Nigeria!

  • Keshi is the genesis of the crisis at NFF.

  • Francois 7 years ago

    Nigeria Lacks Creativity and a Playmaker. Nigeria has no individual match winner to turn a game around when the team is not playing well. Nigeria has multitude of defensive and combative midfielders and this is a big big problem.

    My suggestion is that Nigeria bring in Iheanacho and Chuks Aneke for creativity and also Isaac Success for his understanding with Iheanacho. Aneke is and Arsenal product and has played over 80 games in English club. He has played in every game for top division Belgium club both in the league and in the Europa Cup. These young men are very skill, talented and are ready and hungry to deliver.

    The lack of creativity and imagination killed Nigeria in the game VS Iran, VS france and now vs Congo. With better creative players Nigeri would most likely have gotten a result Vs Argentina

  • keshi lack tactical play patern, bring in experince coach, mikel is off a midfielder, lost creativity and fitness

  • Ben Oloks 7 years ago

    It is simply a wake up call to both players and coaching crew for change of tactice and shop for more younger and good creative hungry players to be added for competetion in each position.

  • Plz cn sm1 remind me d name of Congo number 10 nd also d best player of d match,o boy dat guy na fire,see d positionin nd tactics in football,d guy is nt atall å learner,he gots d acolade 2be called d best player of d match,I keep on watchin d guy nd his team mate who plays team football rather dan 9ja who loves individual football more dan anytin….I bet u if it were 9ja der ll miss dat 2nd goal dat congo score bt wit experience d guy made it easy 4him nd 4his team mate by makin it spain-like tiki taka nd score an excellent goal….well I still believe we shall still qualify if we go back 2our drawin board,I still 9ja nd despite all I still support my country 9ja cos smdays re like dat