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

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(m) at 15-11-2014 07:08PM (5 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 (f) at 15-11-2014 07:15PM
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Gud news
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Ritabrenice (f) at 15-11-2014 07:24PM
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I like dis
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ambush02 (m) at 15-11-2014 07:30PM
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super eagle super win...
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bong11 (m) at 15-11-2014 07:50PM
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At last Uche scored. i thought Keshi said Uche is finished nawaooooooooooo

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beneno (m) at 15-11-2014 08:21PM
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scored with penalty,mtuuuuuuuuuh  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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beneno (m) at 15-11-2014 08:23PM
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ni the second goal scorer score goal  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Abubu86 (m) at 15-11-2014 08:31PM
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Gud result,let's go beat SA
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okoroj (m) at 15-11-2014 10:00PM
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Keshi should be a professional ,in other to achieve the victory
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Larry28 (f) at 15-11-2014 10:20PM
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Ok
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zeigbo (m) at 15-11-2014 10:52PM
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gud

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skillman01 (m) at 15-11-2014 11:19PM
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una dey reluctant to qualify b4 bcos of ebola ba?
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ucheugoo (m) at 15-11-2014 11:22PM
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U PROMISED TO SCORE AND FINALLY U SCORED THANK U BOY UCHE KALU
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bospak (m) at 15-11-2014 11:29PM
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Yap
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Tanjible (m) at 16-11-2014 12:17AM
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what matters in Football is goal scoring Uche Nwafo kibu
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bamilok2008 (m) at 16-11-2014 05:47AM
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Good for him
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Ennyolalekan (m) at 16-11-2014 06:57AM
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Positive result
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sally-d (m) at 16-11-2014 08:19AM
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good news jst hpe we qualify
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mensch (m) at 16-11-2014 08:32AM
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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 (m) at 16-11-2014 09:36AM
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Bring back our Igbo good players and Nigeria will kip winning! Nice one
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