CHAN 2018 – Sudan 0-1 Nigeria – As it happened

CHAN 2018 – Sudan 0-1 Nigeria – As it happened
Ekundayo Solomon Ojo of Nigeria challenged by Abu Aagla Abdalla Mohamed of Sudan during the 2018 CHAN semifinals football game between Sudan and Nigeria at the Grand stade Marrakech in Marrakech, Morocco on 31 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jan 31, 2018. 23:25

Welcome to live coverage of the 2018 African Nations Championship semifinal between Sudan and Nigeria from Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech.

LINEUPS:

SUDAN: Ezenwa, Osas, Udoh, Okgbue, Eze, Ali, Ifeanyi, Ojo, Oladapo, Gabriel, Okpotu

NIGERIA: Akram, Abdalla, Dafalla, Makki, Idris, Maki, Gesalla, Noureldin, Bashir, Ismaeil, Nasreldin

Commentary

The Super Eagles will meet hosts, Morocco in the final on Sunday whilst Sudan are set to face Libya in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

90+2' It is over in Marrakech. Nigeria 1-0 Sudan

90+2' Ajiboye with another brilliant save from close range to punch it away for a corner. Sudan piling pressure.

87' Another red card in the match for Bachir, a straight red for bringing Ojo down on the edge of the box from a counter attack.

84' Ajiboye comes with a superb save to deny Saeed from close range to concede a corner.

80' We are in the last 10 minutes of the encounter. Very few chances created by both sides.

77’ Sub for Nigeria: Ibrahim on for Ali

76' Sub for Sudan: UDA 15 18 Babikir on for Samawal

74' Sudan enjoying the ball possession but unable to break down Nigerian backline. Nigeria 1-0 Sudan

66' Sudan are slowly gaining an upper hand over their 10-man counterparts, but are yet to create clear cut chances.

64’ Sub for Sudan: Gesalla off for Yagoub

62’ Sub for Nigeria: Musa on for Okpotu

60' Booking for Sudan's Omer

58' Second booking for Ifeanyi. Nigeria down to 10 men.

53' Sub for Sudan: Taher on for Abuuagla

51' Booking for Samawal for a foul

50' Nigeria's Ojo sees his effort at goal saved by Akram, they are pushing for the second goal.

46' Second half resumes in Marrakech.

45+5' It is half time in the second CHAN 2018 semi-final. Nigeria 1-0 Sudan

45+5' Booking for Ifeanyi

45' Ajiboye produces brilliant reflexes on the left corner from a powerful header by Ahmed Bashir.

43' Two minutes plus stoppage time left for Sudan to find an equaliser in the opening half. Nigeria 1-0 Sudan

39' The goalscorer, Gabriel receiving treatment.

35’ Sudan with a good move on the right, good cross delivered and Bakhit Maki's header narrowly goes wide.

30' Ajiboye was spotted by Idris off his line, the midfielder attempts a long range shot and the keepers recovers. Nigeria 1-0 Sudan

26' Gabriel comes close to bagging a brace, his left-footed shot sails inches wide off the left corner.

22' Corner for Nigeria, but Akram comes out to collect and receives a set piece for a push.

Okechukwu beat Akram from close range with a low shot after beating the defence with his pace.

16’ Goal – Gabriel Okechukwu Nigeria 1-0 Sudan

12’ Sub for Nigeria: Oladele Ajiboye makes his way to replace Ezenwa.

09' Ezenwa will not continue in the game. Signals are made for a change.

07’ Ezenwa comes out of his line to make a timely save to deny Sudan’s Mohamed Idris and the keeper is injured in the process.

04’ A slow start for both sides, but Nigeria having good touches in the heart of the park.

01' We are underway in Morocco in the second CHAN 2018 semi-final.

Its only 30 minutes ahead of the second semi-final match of the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship tournament.



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