Nigeria’s Dream Team VI have qualified for the semi-final at the ongoing U-23 African Nations Cup in Senegal. Nigeria and Algeria are through to the next stage after both teams played 0 – 0 in their third group game.
90+’ Nigeria sub. Victor Osimhen on for Ajayi
90+’ Algeria break on the counter. Islem Salah’s attempt at goal is poor.
90′ Algeria 0-0 Nigeria. Three minutes of added time. Full time: Egypt 0-1 Mali
87′ Algeria sub. Darfalou off, Islem Salah on
83′ Nigeria captain Okechukwu booked for a foul
81′ Algeria keeper Salhi makes a one-handed save to keep out Etebo’s shot
77′ Nigeria chance! Ajayi’s cross after good passage of play is cleared.
76′ Still Egypt 0-1 Mali in the other game
61′ Nigeria sub. Kufre Ebong off, Taiwo Awoniyi on
54′ Nigeria sub. Godspower off, Tiongoli Tonbara on
50′ Ben Taharm ghosts past his Nigerian markers, strikes the ball low. Daniel sticks out a leg to save
48′ A burst of pace by Algerian winger Zinedine Ferhat leaves his marker for dead and he wins a corner which is cleared.
46′ Game back on!
Half-time Algeria 0-0 Nigeria
45′ A minute of added time
42′ Nigeria 0-0 Algeria. Egypt 0-1 Mali. As it stands both Nigeria and Algeria are through to the semi-finals.
33′ Nigeria chance! Etebo cracks a free kick over Algeria’s wall and it comes off the upright. Salhi gathers the rebound
27′ Ball over the top of Nigeria’s defence. Oussama Darfalou’s touch was heavy. Daniel gathers the ball
25′ Algeria put the ball in the net. Goal won’t stand. Offside call by the Senegalese ref Malang Diedhiou
20′ In the other match Mali leads Egypt 1-0. If the game ends that way Nigeria is sure to qualify for the next stage.
13′ Algeria keeper Abdelkadir Salhi backtracks to tip over Nigeria’s attempt from 30 yards
8′ Nigeria wins a throw-in deep into the Algerian area. Etebo takes it, as the Algerian defence clears the danger.
6′ A chance for Algeria! Darfalou hits the ball, Oduduwa sticks out a leg to block and Nigeria keeper Daniel gathers
0′ Game on!
Nigeria: Daniel; Seth, Oduduwa, Ndifreke, Amaefule; Okechukwu, Mohammed, Aniefiok; Etebo, Ajayi, Ebong