Nigeria began their 2016 African Nations Championship in Kigali, Rwanda on a brilliant note by defeating Niger Republic 4-1 in Kigali on Monday evening.
It followed a frustrating goalless first half. Second-half substitute Chisom Chikatara smashed home a hat-trick for Nigeria to dump Niger and go top of Group C in the 2016 CHAN.
Osas Okoro opened the floodgate with a beautiful finish after great work from Adeniji one minute after the break. Chikatara added the second in the 73rd minute and got his brace with a tap in, ten minutes to full time barely a minute after the Nigeriens had pulled back a goal.
Earlier, Guinea scored late to earn a 2-2 draw with Tunisia in Group C at the 2016 African Nations Championship.
Tunisia’s Ahmed Akaichi scored the opener with an acrobatic finish on 32 minutes and shortly after hit the bar.
Alseny Camara tapped in to level on 39 minutes, but after the break Akaichi restored Tunisia’s lead with a drive.

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