Home-base Super Eagles are 90 minutes away from qualifying for the 2016 African Nations Championship, CHAN following their 2-0 win in S...
Home-base Super Eagles are 90 minutes away from qualifying for the 2016 African Nations Championship, CHAN following their 2-0 win in Saturday’s final round, first leg qualifier against Etalons of Burkina Faso.
A goal each in the first and second half gave the Nigeria League stars some breathing space as they head to the second leg.
Bature Yaro got the opener for Nigeria at the Adokie Amasiemaka Stadium when he rifled the ball into the net in the 25th minute to give Super Eagles B team the lead after they had held much of the possession but with very little to show for it.
Guilty of not making the most of the chances they created, the Eagles added one more goal from the penalty spot as Gbolahan Salami calmly converted the kick awarded to Nigeria in the 77th minute
Nigeria is targeting its second straight qualification for the CHAN tournament having finally broke the jinx in 2014 where she made it to South Africa to feature in the competition reserved for senior players plying their trade in their country’s domestic league.
The winner over two legs between Nigeria and Burkina Faso will be eligible for a place at the 4th African Nations Championship taking place in Rwanda early next year