CHAN 2018: Libya 0-1 Nigeria – As It Happened

CHAN 2018: Libya 0-1 Nigeria – As It Happened
Salem Ablo of Libya is tackled by Daniel James of Nigeria during the CHAN Group C match between Libya and Nigeria on 19 January 2018 at Grand Stade de Tanger, Tanger Morocco Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jan 19, 2018. 20:14

That's all from Tangier. Nigeria go top of Group C standings, while Libya slip down to second spot.


Sudan XI: Muhammad Nashnoush, Sanad Maoud, Ahmed El Trbi, Motasem Sabbou, Ahmed Al Maghasi, Mohamed Aleyat, Bader Ahmed, Abdulrahman Ramadhan khalleefah, Saleh Al Taher, Salem Ablo, Omar Aribi.

Nigeria XI: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Osas Okoro, Daniel Itodo, Stephen Eze, Kalu Orji, Emeka, Atuloma, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Rabiu Ali, Emeka Ogbugh, Anthony Okpotu, Sunday Faleye.


FULL-TIME: Libya 0-1 Nigeria.

90' - The fourth official has added three minutes.

89' - Nigeria sub: Oladapo IN, Faleye OUT.

85' - Nigeria are doing most of the attacking in the closing stages of the game.

80' - Libya sub: Abushnaf IN, Aleyat OUT.

80' - Ten minutes left for Libya to find the equalizing goal.

79' - GOAL! Faleya scores from a corner-kick to hand Nigeria the lead. Libya 0-1 Nigeria.

76' - CAUTION: Ojo (Nigeria)

75' - Nigeria sub: Solomon IN, Ifeanyi OUT.

70' - Libya sub: Khamaj IN, Ablo OUT.

65' - Omar tries his luck from range, but the Libya striker's effort narrowly misses the target.

61' - Nigerua sub: Ibrahim IN, Okpotu OUT.

60' - Libya sub: Omar IN, Al Taher OUT.

55' - Nigeria striker Ogbugh forces Libya keeper Nashnoush into a good save with a header as the Super Eagles push for the opening goal.

50' - Nigeria's Faleye skins Libya defender Al Maghassi, but his cross is out of range for Ogbugh.

46' - The second-half is underway here in Tangier.

HALF-TIME: Libya 0-0 Nigeria.

45' - The fourth official has added two minutes.

44' - The Libya defence has been solid in the first-half with Nigeria struggling to create clear-cut chances.

40' - Play is stopped as Libya defender El Trbi is down injured.

35' - Nigeria goalkeeper Ezenwa makes a comfortable save from Libya midfielder Aleyat's free-kick.

32' - CAUTION: Al Maghasi (Libya).

30' - It is still 0-0 as we reach the half-hour mark here in Tangier.

29' - CAUTION: Orji (Nigeria)

25' - Play is stopped as Libya attacker Ramadhan is down injured.

20' - Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by Rwanda in their first Group C game on Monday, while Libya defeated Equatorial Guinea 3-0 on the same day.

15' - Okoro has a chance to make it 1-0 to Nigeria, but his effort is blocked by the Libyian defence.

10' - Nigeria attacker Ali plays corner-kick into the Libya box and it is cleared away.

5' - Both teams are looking lively in the opening stages of the game as they search for an early goal.

1' - The match is underway.

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