Nigeria’s Super Eagles yesterday
began their Nations Cup qualifier
campaign with a 2-0 convincing
victory against Chad in one of the
match day games decided at Almedu
Bello stadium, Kaduna.
Two successive goals from Gbolahan
Salami and substitute, Odion Ighalo
in the second half separated both
sides in a tension packed encounter
witnessed by teaming fans who
trooped into the pitch.
Though the tricky game was
characterized by several dramatic
display by Chadian players who
appeared rather rough against their
The first half was more of testing
moment until the 69th minute when
Salami blasted home the first goal
with an assist from Ighalo less than
one minute he was thrown into the
After Ighalo who replaced Aaron
Samuel was fouled inside his
opponent 18-yard box in the 83 minute,
he stepped forward and converted
the penalty immediately after what
looked like a misunderstanding
between both teams ensued.
The match however lived even
when they were down by one in the
remaining 10 minutes of the game.
Meanwhile, Onazi was red carded
before the second goal was scored for
violent conduct

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