BIG MATCH! AFCON QUALIFIER: Nigeria (1) Vs Egypt (1) Final Scores

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at 08:28 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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The north Africans remain top of Group G in the AFCON qualifiers after Mohamed Salah's late goal cancelled out Oghenekaro Etebo's opener for Nigeria



Mohamed Salah snatched a last-gasp 1-1 draw for Egypt in Nigeria to preserve a two-point lead for Hector Cuper's side at the top of Group G in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

The hosts were good value for their 1-0 lead, with Oghenekaro Etebo on target in the 59th minute at a packed Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.

If not for an impressive performance in goal by Ahmed El-Shennawi and some wayward finishing from Odion Ighalo, Samson Siasia would have been celebrating a handsome to start his second stint as Nigeria coach.

But Etebo went from hero to villain as he played Salah onside in stoppage time and the Roma winger made no mistake.

Siasia handed a maiden international start to Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho and his attacking line-up began on the front foot.

But Egypt almost broke the deadlock in the 18th minute as Mohamed Salah and Abdallah El-Said combined for Koka to draw a superb save from Carl Ikeme.

El-Shennawi got down got down sharply at the other end to deny Moses Simon and kept out an Iheanacho drive as half-time approached before Watford striker Ighalo spurned a close-range opportunity.

Egypt's resistance was broken shortly before the hour when Iheanacho's snapshot struck the bar and fell for Etebo to smuggle home at the back post.

Nigeria pushed for a second and El-Shennawi made further excellent stops from Ighalo and substitute Victor Moses.

Moses rounded the keeper in the 84th minute, only for Rami Rabia to clear off the line and that intervention would prove crucial when Salah punished Siasia's men in stoppage time, maintaining Egypt's advantage ahead of Tuesday's return clash.


winace at 08:54 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Go Nigeria.
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Haso112 at 08:55 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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MIKEL OBI doesn't have any LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, wonder on what BASIS he was given such a HUGE responsibility. I was hoping VINCENT ENYEAMA would be called back. I really don't see this ending well...
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morgrawl231 at 09:33 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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The sky is ur limit,,,,,,Go Eagles,,,,
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gogoman at 09:52 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Let see wetin go happen
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fmswag at 10:15 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Abeg na wen b d tym.
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Ecosystem98 at 10:31 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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fire bender!
although its good to be optimistic but be sure its worth the risk before taking it BEFORE it turns out that you no longer bend the fire but the fire bending you.
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toshibaelect at 11:01 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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This match Is worth to watch live and direct But Good Friday don spoil am.. Super Chickens be Careful.. Very Careful.. Very Very Careful.. Extremely CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLL
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kison at 11:17 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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NAIJA GO WIN OR DRAW,,,WE JUST HAVE TO Be careful,TO be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
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kp45 at 11:18 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Am watching......
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dareper at 11:40 AM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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I wish Nigerian well but I see them losing this game to Egypt. Guys no let that 4 odd lost. Egypt will beat Nigeria for sure
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dynasty4all at 12:10 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Haso on 08:55 AM, 25/03/2016
MIKEL OBI doesn't have any LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, wonder on what BASIS he was given such a HUGE responsibility. I was hoping VINCENT ENYEAMA would be called back. I really don't see this ending well...
SHUT UP YOUR TRASH, WHAT DO U KNOW?
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dynasty4all at 12:12 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Haso on 08:55 AM, 25/03/2016
MIKEL OBI doesn't have any LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, wonder on what BASIS he was given such a HUGE responsibility. I was hoping VINCENT ENYEAMA would be called back. I really don't see this ending well...
GULLIABLE MIND
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Eazyatumeyi at 12:29 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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hnm can they win, useless team.
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emma4love3 at 12:35 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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ok the game no go easy oooh
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Haso112 at 01:23 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: John kennedy on 12:12 PM, 25/03/2016
Quote from: Haso on 08:55 AM, 25/03/2016
MIKEL OBI doesn't have any LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, wonder on what BASIS he was given such a HUGE responsibility. I was hoping VINCENT ENYEAMA would be called back. I really don't see this ending well...
GULLIABLE MIND

MONKEY SO YOU DEY???
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nametalkam at 01:39 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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This should be around 3 - 1 to the super eagles of Nigeria
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samdove28 at 02:09 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Haso on 08:55 AM, 25/03/2016
MIKEL OBI doesn't have any LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, wonder on what BASIS he was given such a HUGE responsibility. I was hoping VINCENT ENYEAMA would be called back. I really don't see this ending well...
you don talk ham finish
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samdove28 at 02:13 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: mr gogo on 09:52 AM, 25/03/2016
Let see wetin go happen
abi oooooooooo::::....... Mak we they look
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Slimchery at 02:14 PM, 25/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Waiting big for the game?
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