Nigeria Vs Swaziland
Date: Tuesday 17, November
Kick-off Time: 4:00 pm Nigerian Time
Venue: Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt
The Super Eagles have qualified for the group stage of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers after defeating Swaziland 2-0 in the second leg of their tie in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Goals from Moses Simon and Efe Ambrose secured the win against a stubborn Swaziland side.
90+3′ Ndzinisa (Swaziland) and ONOBI (Nigeria) booked within seconds for fouls on their opponents
90′ RED CARD! Phumlani is sent off for a dangerous tackle on Nigeria’s Onazi
87′ GOAL! Nigeria 2-0 Swaziland (Agg 2-0). Efe Ambrose scores from Igbonu’s free kick
86′ Nigeria sub. Echiejile on for injured CHIMA AKAS
81′ Swazi final sub. Menzi on, Mthunzi off
79′ Smooth passing move by Nigeria. Shehu crosses to Martins who handles the ball and ref whistles for infringement.
76′ Martins picks out Ighalo in the box and Swazi keeper Gwebu saves Ighalo’s shot.
71′ Swazi sub. Their second. Dlamini on for Hlatjwako
68′ Swazi sub. Nxumalo off, Ndzinisa on
63′ Efe Ambrose (NGA) booked for a foul on Hlatjwako
62′ Nigeria chance! Simon fails to cover the ball well and blazes over Musa’s pass from close range.
60′ Siyabonga of Swaziland booked for a foul.
53′ Shehu (NGA) crosses and ball bubbles over a number of heads and Swazi keeper Gwebu saves.
51′ GOAL! Nigeria 1-0 Swaziland (Agg 1-0). And Moses Simon curls a free kick over the Swazi wall and into the net. Deadlock broken.
47′ Nigeria miss! Igbonu picked out in the Swazi box and he creates space for himself but drags his effort off target.
46′ Nigeria 0-0 Swaziland (Agg 0-0). The second half starts.
Swaziland’s GK is def overweight, the super eagles need to capitalize on this chap’s obesity! # NGASWA #CAF2018WCQ – IAmLegend✖️ @babafemi_FX
This is d time that we won’t be able to argue with FIFA if they told us our new ranking is 80. Can’t even beat Swazi home and away. # NGASWA – OluDee @Dare4xploits
HT Nigeria 0-0 Swaziland (Agg 0-0)
45′ Two minutes of added to be played
43′ Simon (NGA) swings in a free kick. Cleared by the Swazis.
39′ Penalty appeal by Nigeria as Ighalo goes down in the box from an aerial ball and Namibian ref Jackson Pavaza won’t buy it.
38′ Nigeria pair Musa and Ighalo combine but the latter couldn’t get in the end of the return pass. Swazi clear
37′ Nigeria again and this time AKAS crosses long into Swazis area, keeper GWEBU catches the ball before Ighalo could head it.
36′ Musa’s cutback picks out Simon whose shot is blocked.
33′ Swazi chance! Hearts in mouths for Nigeria as Sandile Hlatjwako blazes over from close range.
32′ Another chance for Nigeria, this time Igbonu shoots from range from Ighalo’s layoff. Off target.
30′ Musa (NGA) skips past his marker but his low cross is cleared for a corner. And OBAROAKPO heads the corner off target.
24′ Ighalo (NGA) steals the ball off marker and darts off into the Swazi but he runs into a brickwall. Swazis clear.
22′ Ighalo (NGA) shields the ball but the Swazis clear for a corner and Onazi blazes over from the corner
12′ An opportunity for Moses Simon. Shoots straight to the goalkeeper.
9′ The Super Eagles have lay siege to the Swazis goal area so far.
6′ Ball over the top of Swazis defence, cleared by keeper Gwebu before Simon (NGA) could pounce.
2′ An early chance for Nigeria! OBAROAKPO heads over a corner kick from inside the Swazi box.
0′ Game underway!
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