Super Eagles Defeats Chad 2-0 In Africa Qualifier

Super Eagles Defeats Chad 2-0 In Africa Qualifier

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Nigeria super eagles has secured a comfortable 2-0 victory against the Chadian National team in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kaduna

Second-half goals from Gbolahan Salami and
Odion Ighalo sealed an ultimately comfortable win for the eagles, despite a red card for Ogenyi Onazi
Nigeria got their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
campaign off to the best possible start as they
beat Chad 2-0 on Saturday.
Stephen Keshi’s side were made to wait over an
hour before breaking the deadlock on Saturday,
Gbolahan Salami eventually finding a way throug
before Odion Ighalo doubled their advantage with
his first international strike.
Watford striker Ighalo netted from the penalty
spot with 11 minutes remaining, moments after
team-mate Ogenyi Onazi had been sent off.
Keshi’s side made a promising start to
proceedings in Kaduna with the best of the early
chances, but they lacked quality in the final third
as Kingsley Madu and Musa Ahmed were both
wasteful.
Chad were not overawed and should have been
ahead after 17 minutes, but captain Marius
Mbaiam’s shot was deflected wide.
A half full of chances concluded with Salami firin
straight at Mbaradji Dillah in the Chad goal,
before Vincent Enyeama produced a fine reflex
save to keep the scores level.
Eventually Nigeria’s pressure told as Salami
latched onto a loose ball in the penalty area and
blasted high into the roof of the net from 12
yards.
Ighalo completed the win late on, but his penalty
came after a skirmish following the awarding of
the spot kick, Onazi lashing out as Chad’s player
remonstrated with the officials, earning himself a
red card.
The delay did not affect substitute Ighalo’s
concentration, though, as he rolled the spot kick
home to give Nigeria a winning start in Group G

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