Nigeria beats Equatorial Guinea to reach CHAN quarterfinals
AGADIR, Jan. 23, 2018 (AMP) — Kenya 2018 : Nigeria defeated Equatorial Guinea by a score of 3-1 (halftime: 0-1), in a CHAN group stage game on Tuesday night at the Agadir Stadium.
Equatorial Guinea had started off well by taking the lead in the 40th minute with a goal by Nsi. Trailing 1-0 at half time, the Nigerians nonetheless manage to reverse the direction of the game by scoring three times in the second period (Okpotu '60, Ojo '69 and Ali '84 on penalty).Nigeria advance to the Quarterfinals. Equatorial Guinea is eliminated.
Fixtures and Results : Group C
Equatorial Guinea at the CHAN
- First appearance
- 1 participation in the qualifications
Nigeria at the CHAN
- 3 appearances (first in 2014)
- 4 participations in the qualifications (first in 2011)
- Statistics: Third Place (2014)
- 23 January 2018
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