Sunday Faleye's solitary goal secure maximum points for Nigeria

Glen Mclaughlin
January 20, 2018

Nigeria's hope at the 2018 African Nations Championships, CHAN came to life as they defeated Libya by a lone goal in their second group game on Friday.

In the last round of Group C matches, Rwanda will play Libya while Nigeria face Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday.

A win for Libya would have been enough to secure a quarter-final spot but they struggled to create many chances as Nigeria had the better of it in Tangier.

Meanwhile, Ally Niyonzima will miss the third game against Libya after receiving a second yellow card; he got the first in the opening game against Nigeria.

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

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Rwanda’s Iradukunda vies for the ball against Equatorial Guinea’s Owono Nchama in Tanger last night. Courtesy

It took till the 53rd minute for any meaningful showing from the Eagles B side.

Emeka Atuloma's corner-kick was sacked home by Sunday Faleye to make it 1-0 to Nigeria much to the delight of the Super Eagles fans inside the stadium.

However, Faleye did break the deadlock two minutes later when he fired home Emeka Atuloma's corner-kick to make it 1-0 to Nigeria with the Libyan defence caught ball watching in their own box.

The Super Eagles held on to claim all three points and go top of Group C with four points - pending the outcome of the encounter between Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea.

Libya cruised to a 3-0 win against debutants Equatorial Guinea.

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