CHAN 2016: Guinea 1 Nigeria 0 - As It Happened

CHAN 2016: Guinea 1 Nigeria 0 - As It Happened
Ifeanyi Matthew of Kano Pillars (right) is expected to be one of the players from the domestic league to open Nigeria's training camp in Abuja on Sunday.

by Samm Audu

Tuesday Jan 26, 2016. 18:19

90+4 - Nigeria crash out, Guinea go through. It's a massive upset. Guinea finish as runners-up in Group C and will face the winners of Group D

90+2 - Tunisia are now five goals up against Niger and they will now take on runners-up in Group d

90+1 - There will be four minutes of added time and it remains Guinea 1 Nigeria 0

90 - CHANGE - Therno Camara in, Thiam Mohammed out for Guinea

89 - Goal scorer Sankhon fails to score a second goal for Guinea

88 - We have two minutes of normal time as Guinea block a Nigeria shot inside the box

87 - Time wasting by Guinea, who can blame them?

85 - Ifeanyi Matthew's shot from distance misses target

84 - Onyedikachi shot goal bound but tipped for  a corner by the goalie for a corner

83 - The game is held up, before it restarts

81 - Sankhon free kick is stinging but it is directly at Ezenwa and Tunisia are now 4-0, they are having a big party

80 - Tunisia are now leading Niger 3-0 and Nigeria are looking like they will also crash out of this CHAN

Guinea goalkeeper Keita has not made a save so far...It's being a poor attacking display by Nigeria

79 - BOOKING - Alseny Camara is booked

78 - Nigeria have lacked the firepower in this match and they may now pay dearly for this

77 -It's still Tunisia 2 Niger 0 and Nigeria waste a good chance to draw level as Bature Yaro's free kick misses the target

75 -BOOKING - Osas Okoro is booked , so too Soumah of Guinea

74 - Onyedikachi header from inside the Guinea box misses the mark again

73 - Throwin to Guinea in Nigeria territory and then Guinea win another corner

72 - Desperate clearance by Alimi, corner to Guinea

71 - The minutes are ticking away for Nigeria...

70 - Free kick to Guinea round their corner flag

68 - Free kick Guinea in a very good position

67 - Nigeria's Onyedikachi's header inside the box flashes across Guinea goal

65 - Free kick to Nigeria after foul on Onyedikachi

62 - Nigeria have not yet responded the Guinea lead as Chikatara is again blocked inside the box

61 -CHANGE - Adeniji out, Bright Onyedikachi in for Nigeria

60 - An hour played and Nigeria are just half an hour from elimination from the 2016 CHAN

59 - Chikatara has still to find his feet in this contest

57 - Goal kick to Nigeria as another Guinea attack breaks down

55 - CHANGE - Jean Mouste in, Daouda Camara out, Guinea change

53 - Bature Yaro shoots at Guinea goal, but it is way off target,and moments later Adeniji is stopped inside the Guinea box

52 - Corner to Nigeria as they press for an equaliser

50 - Mathew is fouled, free kick Nigeria

49 - Ifeanyi Mathew free kick rolls directly to the Guinea goalkeeper

48 - Chikatara is fouled, free kick to Nigeria. Will Nigeria finally test the Guinea goalie?

46 - Second half restarts, Chikatara in for Paul Onobi, Nigeria change

Nigeria are now facing elimination...If the results stand like this after the second half, the Eagles will be catching the next flight back home with Guinea and Tunisia heading to the quarterfinals

First half ends - Guinea 1 Nigeria 0

45+1 - There is a minute of additional time

44 - GOAL! Guinea take the lead, Sankhon is the goal scorer for Guinea

42 - CHANGE - Usman Mohammed out for Bature Yaro, Nigeria change

40 - Tunisia now lead Niger 2-0 as Guinea push on against the Eagles

39 - Nigeria are more settled in this game now

37 - Osas Okoro fires at Guinea goal, he was too selfish as he ought to have played with a better positioned teammate

36 -Guinea stay in the attack

34 - Miscued ball by Guinea striker, goal kick Nigeria

33 - Goalkeeper Ezenwa holds the ball from a weak shot by Guinea right inside the Nigeria box

32 - Guinea concede a corner after they thwart Adeniji

32 - Onobi fouled by Guinea, free kick to Nigeria

30 - Half an hour played and it remains Guinea 0 Nigeria 0

29 - GUINEA CHANGE - Skipper Sory Bangoura in for Alseny Camara, the defender not the striker

28  - BOOKING - Obaroakpo is booked for a foul on Alseny Camara, free kick against Nigeria

27 - Guinea have been the more cohesive team but Nigeria's fast counters are dangerous

25  - Nigeria's Alimi handles the ball inside the box, but the ref turns a blind eye to that infringement, a big let-off for Nigeria

23 - Guinea drill a shot from distance, it's powerful but not on target

22 - Usman's eventual free kick bounces off the Guinea defensive wall for a throw-in to Nigeria, but nothing comes out of this

21 - Tunisia are still leading Niger 1-0 in Kigali

20 - BOOKING - Guinea's Leo Camara is booked after a late foul on Aggreh as he headed for goal

19 - Skipper Akas lets fly the free kick but it misses the Guinea goal

17 - Adeniji forces a throw-in around the Guinea corner flag, moments later, Usman is brought down on the edge of the box, free kick for Nigeria in a very promising position

15 - Guinea are bossing the ball possession

14 - Usman Mohammed delivers a probing ball forward but the final cross into the Guinea box does not get any connection

12 - Guinea are full of running, but so far the Nigeria defence are keeping them out

10 - Guinea are very physical and even a big striker like Adeniji is finding the going very tough...

9 -TUNISIA have taken the lead against Niger after five minutes of action in Kigali, and as it stands they move to the top of the group

8 - Ifeanyi Matthew's long searching ball fails to connect Okoro for Nigeria

7 - Nigeria have been on the back foot as Guinea pile on the pressure

6 - Nigeria defence clear the danger and concede a corner

5 - Okoro cross is well held by Guinea goalie Keita

4 - Guinea push forward again, they are bright and lively

2 - Nigeria defend an early Guinea attack and monents later, Nigeria's Osas Okoro handles the ball and a free kick to the syli National

AS Kaloum have eight starters for this clash, the other three players are from Horoya

1 - Away we go! Kick-off by Nigeria

The ref is El Jaafari from Morocco

The national anthems of both teams have been played and we are just minutes away from the big kick-off

The two combatants step out - Guinea in red tops with a slash of yellow and green, yellow shorts, while Nigeria will sport their away all-white jerseys

We have a handful of Nigeria and Guinea fans at the Umuganda Stadium here to root for their darling teams,the trumpets sound, the African drums boom...

Match venue Rubavu is on a volcanic region and it is believed to be a lot colder than Kigali,where both teams have been based for their first two group games

But this news is no news with the country's teams in recent months - the U20s, U17s and U23s were all paid their entitlements just at the last rounds of their various tournaments and interestingly they all went on to win these competitions.

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh stirred up some controversy in yesterday's media briefing when he claimed his team are "a car driving on empty tank" who could "break down soon" in reference to the fact that they are yet to be paid any allowances or bonuses since their arrival in Rwanda.

The overall winners of Group C will take on the runners-up of Group D, while the runners-up face Group D winners. Zambia and Mali have both qualified for the last-eight and will on Thursday slug it out to determine the overall winners of Group D.

Guinea starting XI: Abdoul Aziz Kéita, Aboubacar Léo Camara, Mohamed Youla, Alsény Bangoura, Alsény Camara, Ibrahima Sory Soumah, Ibrahima Sory Sankhon, Mohamed Thiam, Daouda Camara, Aboubacar Iyanga Sylla - Alsény Camara ‘Agogo’

The Syli National have effected three changes including skipper Sory Bangoura being axed.

Eagles starting XI vs Guinea (4-3-2-1 formation): Ikechukwu Ezenwa – Matthew Etim, Chima Akas, Austin Obaroakpo, Jamiu Alimi – Paul Onobi, Ifeanyi Matthew – Osas Okoro, Prince Aggreh, Usman Mohammed – Tunde Adeniji

Nigeria have made two changes to the starting XI against Tunisia – Tunde Adeniji in for injury doubt Chisom Chikatara and Jamiu Alimi preferred to Orji Kalu

The other Group C match is between Tunisia and Niger in Kigali and it is being played at the same time

Guinea are joint second with Tunisia after two draws – 2-2 vs Tunisia, 2-2 vs Niger

Nigeria are top of the group with four points from two matches – 4-1 vs Niger, 1-1 vs Tunisia

Kick-off time is 3pm Nigerian time

Welcome to the LIVE coverage of this final CHAN Group C clash between Guinea and Nigeria


The game is a mess. How can you tell me that your an attacking minded tactician with no real treat going forward even when your 1 nil down? Stephen keahi has always been my best indigenous coach ...well done boys

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