A win over Egypt this evening in Mbour will seal Nigeria’s qualification to the last four of the U23 AFCON in Senegal as well as set the tone for a 2017 AFCON double-header between the two countries in March.
Nigeria are top of Group B after a 3-2 win over Mali and another three points will guarantee them passage to the knockout stage of the tournament, which also doubles as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
90+1′ Nigeria chance. Bature misses the opportunity to become an instant hero by blazing over
90′ Three minutes of added time.
Nigeria sub. Ajayi off, Yaro Bature on
87′ Sweeping counter-attacking move by Egypt. Poor execution in the final third allows Daniel save
85′ Nigeria chance! Etebo’s low cross into the box is cleared for a corner
82′ Nigeria sub. Godspower Aniefiok on, Dimgba off
75′ Nigeria chance at the other end. Ebong’s left-footed shot comes off the woodwork.
74′ Goalmouth melee from Egypt chance! Nigeria keeper Daniel saves and it is cleared
71′ Egypt sub. Ramadan Sobhy off, Mostafa Fathi
68′ Nigeria 2-2 Egypt #U23AFCON. Good passage of play by Egypt as ball bubbles in the Nigeria box before keeper Daniel catches it
66′ Egypt chance after Okechukwu’s gift of a pass. Nigeria keeper Daniel comes off his line to clear.
61′ Amaefule (Nigeria) booked for a foul on Kahraba
59′ Nigeria keeper Daniel booked
56′ Nigeria sub. Awoniyi off, Kufre Ebong on
52′ GOAL! Nigeria 2-2 Egypt. Egypt equalize. Karim ElSayed with the goal.
47′ GOAL! Nigeria 2-1 Egypt. Egypt score. Ahmed Ramadan Sobhy with the goal
46′ Nigeria 2-0 Egypt. Second half starts
HT Nigeria 2-0 Egypt. Oghenekaro Etebo’s brace, both from the spot gives Nigeria a 2-goal lead into the break.
45′ Two added minutes.
44′ Egypt chance! Offside!
31′ GOAL! Warri Wolves striker Etebo gets his brace and from the spot too.
30′ PENALTY! Spot kick to Nigeria after another ball-handling by Egypt’s defence in their box
28′ Egypt’s penalty appeal overlooked by the Cameroon ref Antoine Essouma
25′ A composed performance from the Nigerian team so far
21′ GOAL! Nigeria 1-0 Egypt. Oghenekaro Etebo scores from the spot.
19′ PENALTY! Nigeria win a spot kick after Egypt captain Ramy handles the ball from Dimgba’s cross
15′ Nigeria pressing high up. Dimgba, Awoniyi, Etebo all involved
10′ Still the Nigerians dominating the possession and creating openings, but yet to penetrate
5′ The North Africans have been pegged back in their own area these opening minutes
0′ Game on! Nigeria starts the game.