The Super Eagles of Nigeria gave a good account of themselves on Friday after defeating the Pirates of Seychelles 3-1. Odion Ighalo,
Henry Onyekuru and Moses Simon scored for the home side as Nigeria top Afcon qualifying Group E with 13 points from 6 games. The eagles have already qualified for the competition billed for June in Egypt while Seychelles are out.
Meanwhile, with 9 points, South Africa who defeated the Eagles away from home in the opening game of the qualifying series will need a draw away to Libya having 7 points, who must win at home, as both teams jostle for the second ticket of the group.
Below was our LIVE COVERAGE of this encounter. Game was played at 4PM
FT : Full Time Whistle is Off, Nigeria 3-1 Seychelles
90+4 : Nigeria Goalkeeper Ezoho Clashes with Seychelles Striker, Treatment Given
The atmosphere in the stadium is Breathtaking
90 : Gooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaallllll Moses Simon Scores the Third goal, Straight from the Bench
88 : Substitution Nigeria, Ighalo Out, Moses in
86 : Ighalo is fouled on, Limps off the Field For Treatment.
84 : Deadly Freekick for Seychelles, Safely Cleared by Eagles Defender
81 : Double Substitution Seychelles, Monnaie On, Hall Out – Melaine Out, Dammo On
76 : Seun Abdullahi, Fouled, Ahmed Musa takes the freekick Poorly
72 : Substitution Nigeria : Ajayi Comes On, Iwobi Out
70 : Substituition Seychelles – Padaektry Off, Keren On
62 : Super Eagles Strikers Not connecting the ball, Seychelles defence still Intact.
59 : Foul committed by Kenneth Omeruo
54 : Nigeria dominating the game with a 67% Ball possession
51 : Goooooooooooooaaaaaaalllllll 2-1 Henry Onyekuru Scores a strategic header
Tight game going on here guys
45′ : Second Half Kicks Off
The players go out for the Half Time Break, Join us for the Second half Live on E247Mag.com
HT : Half Time Whistle Goes Off 1-1
45′ Ighalo plays his Shot Against the Post.
44 : Iwobi sluggish in the 18 Yard box, Loses Chance.
42 : Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaal Melaine Scores For Seychelles.
39 : Etebo Plays the free kick, OOOoooh Fine save from the Goalie.
38 : Free Kick To Nigeria Outside The Penalty Box.
35 : Gooooooooooooooaaaaaaaal Odion Ighalo Scores From The Penalty Box 1-0.
33 : PENALTY!!! Ndidi is fouled in the Penalty Box. Yellow Card Given
31 : Henry Onyekuru nods The Ball To Seychelles Goalkeepers Arms.
21 : Etebo Plays His Shot, Over The Bar.
20 : The Game Is Still Going On 0-0.
10 : Ighalo Is Fouled Close To The Penalty Box, Ekong Takes The Freekick
6 : Ighalo Goes Down In The Penalty Area, Referee Says Play On
3 : Corner Kick To Nigeria, Ekong heads the ball to the keeper
1: Kick Off
3.56pm: The entire stadium rise for both teams national anthems
3.38pm: Indigenes of Delta state continue to troop into the Stephen Keshi Stadium to catch a glimpse of the national team.
3.30pm: Both teams are out on the turf this sunny afternoon for pre-match warm-ups
The Pirates who will be playing for pride landed in in Nigeria on Tuesday, while the Super Eagles’ camp open on the same day.
Despite being a dead-rubber game, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr invited A-list player for the game as Nigeria will take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in a friendly on Tuesday at the same venue.
Meanwhile, with 9 points, South Africa who defeated the Eagles away from home in the opening game of the qualifying series will need a draw away to Libya having 7 points, who must win at home, as both teams jostle for the second ticket in Group E.
That cracker will come up on Sunday.