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Monday, January 29, 2018
Nigeria 2-1 Angola (AET): Okpotu and Okechukwu send wasteful Eagles into semis
Nigeria secured a place in the semi-finals of the African Nations
Championship after Anthony Okpotu and Gabriel Okechukwu struck to seal a
win 2-1 over Angola on Sunday.
After a pulsating 90 minutes in Tangier had ended 1-1, the Akwa
United forward – on as a 59th-minute substitute for Sunday Faleye –
drove home a low shot outside the goal area 19 minutes into extra-time
to hand Nigeria victory.
Nigeria made a flying start and Okpotu should have given the Super
Eagles the lead with only Landu Mavanga to beat but he thought
He wasted another good opportunity six minutes later, blazing the
ball wildly across goal from the byline with two team-mates better
Coach Salisu Yusuf’s gameplan
suffered a slight setback as Timothy Danladi replaced injured Kalu Orji
in the ninth minute, but that did not prevent them from dominating, but
poor marksmanship was their bane.READ MORE FROM SOURCE