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
What is your view about the Super Eagles defeat to Congo?
Do you think they will bounce in the qualifiers?
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