local soccer 25.3.2016 06:01 pm

Blow by blow: Nigeria vs Egypt

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa

African giants lock horns at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, its Nigeria versus Egypt in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

– full time: Nigeria 1-1 Egypt

– 90′ Salah scores. Nigeria 1-1 Egypt

– 83′ Moses’ attempt at goal is cleared off the line

– 80′ El-Shennawi makes a save

– 71′ good save from El-Shennawi to deny Musa

– 64′ great build up by Egypt, Onora makes a save, great work from them

– 59′ Nigeria Etebo scores Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

– 56′ corner kick to Egypt, Nigeria clears

– 54′ Musa forces a save out of El-Shennawi

– 53′ throw in for Egypt

– 52′ Onora makes a save

– 49′ corner kick to Nigeria

– second half underway

– half time: Nigeria 0-0 Egypt

– 45′ 1 minute of added time will be played

– 42′ good clearance by Egypt

– 40′ the goalkeepers haven’t seen any action so far

– 35′ Nigeria move the ball around

– 27′ both teams fighting for the ball in the middle of the field

– 24′ free kick to Nigeria, the ball goes over the goal posts

– 21′ free kick opportunity for Nigeria wasted as the ball goes over the goal posts

– 17′ excellent save from Onora to deny Salah

– 16′ Trezeguet wins the ball in the middle of the field and sprints forward, his cross is a let down

– 13′ Musa gives away a free kick to Egypt in their final third

– 12′ free kick to Nigeria in the middle of the field

– 9′ goal kick to Egypt

– 6′ offside call goes against Nigeria

– 5′ corner for Nigeria as Egypt fail to clear the ball, second corner to Nigeria

– 4′ offside call goes against Nigeria

– 3′ throw in for Nigeria

– 1′ good cross from Musa to find a teammate in the box, El-Shennawi intercepted the cross

– the game is underway!

Egypt will look to extend its lead at the top of Group G, they are currently on six point. They are two point ahead of Nigeria in second place. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will look to collect maximum points to top the group.  Nigeria are tied on four points with third placed Tanzania.

Starting XI

Nigeria: Ikeme Onora, John Obi Mikel, Oboabona Itama, Etebo Peter, Efe Ambrose, Amuzie Stanley, Ahmed Musa, Iheanacho Promise, Ighalo Jude, Shenu Abdullahi, Simon Daddy

Egypt: Ahmed El-Shennawi, Omar Gaber, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Hegazy, Hamada Tolba, Ibrahim Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’, Ahmed Hassan ‘Kouka’, Mohamed Salah

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