Egypt Vs Nigeria: AFCON 2017 Qualifiernm
Date: Tuesday, March 29th.
Venue: Borg el arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt.
Egypt take on Nigeria at the Borg el arab Stadium few days after their clash in Kaduna which unfortunately for Nigeria ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both sides are in Group G along side Tanzania and Chad who recently withdrew from the competition due to financial issues.
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89′ Egypt 1-0 Nigeria. Egypt counter. They fail to make good use of their chance.
86′ So much urgency in Nigeria’s play. Ighalo goes close to scoring.
84′ Victor Moses fires from range. Off the upright of Egypt’s post and out.
73′ Egypt 1-0 Nigeria. Nigeria sub. Iwobi on for Umar
65′ GOAL! Egypt 1-0 Nigeria. Ramadhan Sobhy puts Egypt ahead.
64′ Egypt 0-0 Nigeria. Nigeria sub. Etebo off, Okechukwu on
59″ The last time Nigeria beat Egypt in a competitive game was 26 years ago. Time ticking away for the Eagles to break that jinx and get their AFCON qualification hopes back on track.
47′ Egypt chance. Elneny from the edge of the box, shoots over Nigeria’s goal
46′ Egypt 0-0 Nigeria. Nigeria sub. Echiejile on for Amuzie. Second half begins
HT Egypt 0-0 Nigeria. The Pharaohs have been very wasteful. Nigeria not putting up an impressive performance.
45′ Egypt 0-0 Nigeria. A minute of added time
44′ Nigeria’s Etebo is next to be booked for a foul on Abdallah El-Said near the centre circle
42′ Nigeria’s Umar booked for a foul
40′ Nigeria keeper Akpeyi saves twice within seconds from Egypt set-pieces
30′ Sobhy (Egypt) threads through pass aimed at Salah. Amuzie clears.
22′ Ibrahim Salah picks up a yellow card for a rash challenge on John Obi Mikel
15′ Ighalo controls with the chest and blazes over
0′ Game on in Alexandria. Nigeria will need to win this match if they are to participate in the 2017 AFCON.
Substitutes: Echiejile, Iheanacho, Azubuike, Simon, Ezenwa, Onazi, Iwobi
Egypt XI: Shennawy; Gaber, Rabia, Hegazy, Tolba, Ibrahim Salah, Elneny, Abdullah El-Said, Ramadan Sobhy, Salah, Marwan Mohsen.
Substitutes: Amr Gamal, Ayman Hefny, Hazem Emam, Mohamed El-Shenawy, Ahmed Dewidar, Hossam Ghaly, Mahmoud Hassan