Welcome to AfricanFootball.com’s LIVE COVERAGE of the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) Group C clash between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria from the Stade Adrar in Agadir, Morocco on Tuesday, 23 January 2017.
AS IT HAPPENED COMMENTARY:
Deserved win for the Super Eagles who march into the knockout stages alongside Libya who scored a late winner in their clash against Rwanda at the same time.
90′ – Two minutes of added time as Nigeria set their sights on the knockout stages…
83′ – GOAL! Rabiu Ali makes it 3-1 from the spot and that’s game.set.match for the Super Eagles!
79′ – Okpotu attempts the spectacular as we edge towards the final 10 minutes of the counter. His acrobatic effort, though, is well saved by the Equatorial Guinea shot-stopper
69′ – GOAL! Excellent strike Ekundayo Ojo as Nigeria hit the front! Unstoppable long range effort from the Super Eagles midfielder.
67′ – Yellow Card, Ernesto Montero is the next to go into the referee’s book following a reckless challenge. Equatorial Guinea starting to tire as they continue to waste time.
59′ GOAL! Nigeria pull level following a sustained spell of pressure as Okpotu powers an unstoppable header into the roof of the net from close range. Great cross from Osas!
54′ – Yellow Card, Atom goes into the referee’s book following a cynical foul.
50′ – CHANCE! Half chance for Anthony Okpotu after the Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper fails to catch a ball floated into the area, but he is unable to capitalize.
46′ – The second half is underway in Agadir. FYI – Still goalless in the match between Rwanda and Libya.
Half-Time: Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Nigeria
43′ – CHANCE! Guilt-edged chance squandered by Sunday Faleye as he fires wide with the goal at his mercy! That should have been the equalizer.
40′ – GOAL! Shock horror for Super Eagles fans as Nsi Eyama Salvador powers home a header from a corner-kick to give Nzalang Nacional a surprise lead.
36′ – Yellow card, Stephen Eze of Nigeria is next to go into the referee’s book.
30′ – Half-hour played in the Group C clash, but nothing to write home about just yet.
26′ – Free-kick for the Super Eagles – Osas tries his luck from range, but he fails to hit the target. Rather subdued start to proceedings in Agadir.
20′ – Yellow Card, Maye of Equatorial Guinea goes into the referee’s book.
16′ – Spell of pressure from Equatorial Guinea as they win their first corner-kick of the match, but Nigeria successfully see out the danger.
10′ – CHANCE! Stephen Eze with good movement to lose his marker, but the centre-back’s resulting header flies wide of the mark.
8′ – Free-kick for the Super Eagles on the far side of the pitch. Ball fired in by Ogbugh, but it lacks real direction as Equatorial Guinea eventually clear from danger.
2′ – Dayo Ojo has an early pop at goal from the edge of the area, but his attempt was always rising. Good fast start by the West African’s who are desperate to avoid elimination.
1′ – The Super Eagles get proceedings underway.