Ikechukwu Uche Scores On Return To Super Eagles To Give Nigeria Victory In Congo

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at 07:08 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Ikechukwu Uche and Aaron Samuel both scored to keep Nigeria's hopes of Africa Cup of Nations qualification alive in a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Congo on Saturday.




A tight first half yielded few clear-cut chances, but the visitors made the breakthrough just before the hour mark when Emmanuel Emenike was brought down inside the box and Uche kept his cool from the spot.

Thievy Bifouma missed a penalty for the hosts five minutes later and Samuel wrapped up the points with a tidy finish in the last minute, with angry home fans causing a slight delay when they threw missiles onto the pitch.

The result moves Nigeria into second place, with goal difference pushing them ahead of Congo heading into the final round of games in Group A.

Congo started brightly and saw Bifouma spurn two presentable chances inside the opening 10 minutes, while Fode Dore also skewed wide when well placed seven minutes before half-time.


The visitors suffered an early blow after the interval when Hope Akpan went off injured, but they broke the deadlock soon after.

Chancel Massa fouled Emenike in the box and Uche beat the goalkeeper with a low finish into the bottom-left corner from 12 yards.

Congo were given a chance to level the scores with a penalty of their own after Godfrey Oboabona was adjudged to have handled a Prince Oniangue shot.

Bifouma stepped up to take the kick, but Vincent Enyeama guessed correctly and pushed the striker's effort away to ensure Nigeria's lead remained intact.

After Uche had wasted two chances to double Nigeria's lead, the hosts saw efforts from Francis N'Ganga and Delvin Ndinga go close, the latter denied by a great save from Enyeama

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A swift counter-attack following that save saw Nigeria secure their victory, substitute Samuel curling a left-footed effort beyond Massa to give Keshi a winning return.
schmit at 07:15 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Gud news
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Ritabrenice at 07:24 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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I like dis
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ambush02 at 07:30 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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super eagle super win...
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bong11 at 07:50 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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At last Uche scored. i thought Keshi said Uche is finished nawaooooooooooo

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beneno at 08:21 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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scored with penalty,mtuuuuuuuuuh  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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beneno at 08:23 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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ni the second goal scorer score goal  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Abubu86 at 08:31 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Gud result,let's go beat SA
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okoroj at 10:00 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Keshi should be a professional ,in other to achieve the victory
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Larry28 at 10:20 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Ok
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zeigbo at 10:52 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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gud

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skillman01 at 11:19 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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una dey reluctant to qualify b4 bcos of ebola ba?
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ucheugoo at 11:22 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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U PROMISED TO SCORE AND FINALLY U SCORED THANK U BOY UCHE KALU
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bospak at 11:29 PM, 15 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Yap
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Tanjible at 12:17 AM, 16 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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what matters in Football is goal scoring Uche Nwafo kibu
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bamilok2008 at 05:47 AM, 16 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Good for him
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Ennyolalekan at 06:57 AM, 16 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Positive result
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sally-d at 08:19 AM, 16 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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good news jst hpe we qualify
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mensch at 08:32 AM, 16 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Dicipline is good in order to obtain results
Keshi is a good coach,but it entered his head, after the dicipline he woke up
up Nigeria
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EmekaBlue at 09:36 AM, 16 Nov 14 (3 years ago)
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Bring back our Igbo good players and Nigeria will kip winning! Nice one
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