Sunday Faleye's solitary goal secure maximum points for Nigeria

Jan 20, 2018, 03:43
Sunday Faleye's solitary goal secure maximum points for Nigeria

Rwanda now face a final game against Libya, while Equatorial Guinea will take on Nigeria.

The overall group winners will face the runners-up of Group D, who are now Angola, while the runners-up of Group C tackle the winners of Group D, who are presently Congo.

Carlos Sainz of Spain and co-pilot Lucas Cruz of Spain drive their Peugeot. Reuters
CHAN: Faleye's late strike helps Nigeria edge Libya

Earlier on Friday, Sunday Faleye's second half strike sealed a 1-0 win for Nigeria.

The Super Eagles threatened first just three minutes into the game when a long throw into Libya's box found Stephen Eze, who flicked it, but Anthony Okpotu failed to get a touch to tap it in.

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The Eagles at least had the better of the tie, with the lively Faleye twice threatening a break through in the first half only to lose his footing on both occasions.

Libya's star man from their opener, Saleh Taher Saeid, was replaced before the hour mark after being thoroughly silenced by the Nigerian back line, with the North Africans devoid of the flair and confidence that characterised their opener.

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This was after Emeka Ogbugh forced Libya keeper Muhammad Nashnoush into a good save with a header after some good work by Faleye.

In the 79th minute, Faleye slammed home from an Osas Okoro's corner kick, taking the Super Eagles to four points and ahead of the Libyans.

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Later on Friday, Rwanda picked up their first win of the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea.

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