Super Eagles Of Nigeria In Trouble Once Again?
The African Coaches Dreaded African nations Cup final qualifying stage kicked off at the weekend and some major African super powers are in trouble once again! The First legs went thus:
Zambia vs Uganda 1-0 : Reigning African Champions Zambia, narrowly edged Uganda by a very narrow margin that makes the return leg On october 14 a very promising encounter.
Central african republic 1 vs burkina faso 0 and Gabon edged Togo by a narrow 1-0
Ghana 2 vs malawi 0: both goals were scored before the 60 minute mark with the first coming in the 8th minute by C. Atsu!
Sierra leone 2 vs tunisia 2 Tunisia lucky to come out with a point equalising in the 88th minute by Y. MSakni
The First huge shocker of the night : Cape verde 2 Vs Cameroon 0 : Cameroon obviously are still unable to shed off the burden of Samuel Etoo’s absence,losing to holiday paradise nation Cape verde 2-0
The first goal was scored as early as the 22nd minute By Ricardo and j.d Tavares added salt to the wound in 61 st minute to cap a memorable historic win. This is one ex mighty that hads fallen so low,unfortunately!
I fear very much for Cameroun but it is refreshing to see new nations like Cape Verde at the brink of getting into the worl soccer radar!
Ivory Coast 4 vs Senegal 2
Ivory coast beat Senegal by 4-2 in atension soaked encounter that saw both teams level at the 81st minut0th minute at 2-2 before the inevitable Didier Drogba scored the 81st minute penalty that gve them the 3rd goal to ease thee eventual 4th goal by M. Gradel. This encounter is way from over!
Mali 3 Vs Botswana 0 : This was a relatively expected result but the Goal Galore that greeted the next game ; Sudan 5 vs Ethiopia 3 was quite a pleasant surprise for all the fans who flocked the stadium.
Liberia 2 Vs Nigeria 2
The match of the weekend was clearly the much talked about Liberia Vs Nigeria encounter. This was a much anticipated match due to the fact that both teams are currently rebuilding and it was supposed to be a Barometer to the progress the Super Eagles have made.
We all know how costly the nations cup non -qualification was the last time around.
The Lone Stars drew the first blood when Omega Roberts of the Lone Stars opened scoring in the Eight minute of the encounter.
Super Eagle Nosa Igiebor equalised for Nigeria in 16thminute and
Ikechuchkwu Uche scored 4 minutes later from the penalty spot on the 20thminute to give Nigeria the lead.
However after a very gusty performance by the Lone Stars, Sekou Oliseh equalised in the 66th minute to now set up a very tensioned soaked return leg in Nigeria!
So Is the Super eagles in trouble once again? Well not really!/p>
This in my opinion is a good result for Nigeria since the super Eagles still have their destiny in their hands now. All it needs to do is just win at home and the road will be set for a comeback to the African scene.
Mozambique 2-0 Morocco
Zimbabwe 3-1 Angola
DR Congo 4-0 Equatorial Guinea
Guinea 1-0 Niger
Libya 0-1 Algeria