Super Eagles Starting XI: Enyeama (c); Balogun ,Ogbonnaya, Omeruo, Akas; Onazi, Akpan, Aluko; Musa, Ighalo and Ujah.
1- The Super Eagles kick off the game.
2- Uganda get first free kick. Onazi fouls Godfrey Walusimbi
5- The Super Eagles have first real chance to score in the game but Anthony Ujah fires his shot straight at the Ugandan keeper. Ahmed Musa’s follow-up header goes off target
10- Uganda’s goal-scoring chance broken up by the Eagles defence
12- Leon Balogun’s cross into the Ugandan box cleared by the Cranes’ backline
14- Freekick to Uganda. Luwaga Kizito fouled by Chima Akas. The effort is deflected for Ugandan corner. The Eastern Africans earn another freekick.
16- Anthony Ujah flagged offside
18- Scare for Nigeria as a moment of sloppy defending by the Eagles almost cost them dearly. Thankfully it is goal-kick to Nigeria.
22- Steve Ukoh who had a shot on target two minutes earlier concedes possession to a Ugandan marker
25- Geoffrey Massa fouled by Kenneth Omeruo; a freekick goes to Uganda. He takes the kick but the ball fizzes out of target
30- Kenneth Omeruo makes a crucial clearance of the ball off the feet of Geoffrey Massa.
32- Dennis Onyango rushes out of his box to clear the ball as Anthony Ujah bears down on goal
38- The Uyo fans boo Anthony Ujah momentarily for losing a ball. Nelson Ogbonnaya shoves Geoffrey Massa but escapes a caution.
39- Leon Balogun’s cross misses target as Oyango plucks the ball in the air
42- Ahmed Musa chases after a promising pass but he collides with Oyango in Uganda goal and had to be attended by the medics as he was writhing in pains. Thankfully he is ready to rejoin the game
45- Leon Balogun makes a darting run down the right channel but his through pass to Ogenyi Onazi is poor
45+1- A shot by Uganda’s Godfrey Walusimbi goes wide
45+2- The first half ends on a barren note. Nigeria 0-0 Uganda. HT
45- Uganda kick off the 2nd half.
46- Odion Ighalo has a chance to waltz his way into the Ugandan box but the ball has been taken off his feet
47- Nigeria’s attempted counter attack is foiled
48- Steve Ukoh fouls Luwagga Kizito
51- Odion Ighalo and Steve Ukoh combine beautifully but Ighalo’s final shot is weak
54- Odion Ighalo beats his marker with some deft foot work but fails to go past the second man.
58- The Uyo fans cheer a resolute clearance by Leon Balogun.
59- SUB: Derrick Trekwo out; in is Kizito Ketiron
59- Akeem Latifu and Simon Moses in, out are Chima Akas and Ujah
62- Simon Moses’ shot goes wide, few minutes after his deceptive cross-shot was cleared off the goal line by Oyango
65- Nelson Ogbonnaya (Nigeria) is yellow-carded for a foul on Massa. First of the game.
SUB: Sone Aluko comes in for Steve Ukoh
66- Odion Ighalo is flagged offside after a floated pass from Hope Akpan. Ahmed Musa’s follow-up shot is inconsequential. Khalid Auchol (Uganda) sees yellow for a foul on Balogun
69- Vincent Enyeama claims the ball from a deflected shot from Kuwazza Kizito. Onazi receives treatment from the medics
71- Uganda get a freekick but the ball could not get beyond the Super Eagles’ wall
74- Geoffrey Massa fires a shot which misses target but the Ugandans were indeed close there
76- Leon Balogun who is injured is replaced by Godfrey Oboabona
78- At this time, Uganda have two corners while Nigeria have none
81- GOAl! Uganda score from a sloppy Super Eagles defending. Faruku Miya profits from a deflection by Akeem Latifu beating a sprawling Vincent Enyeama, who fails to palm away the ball.
85- Aaron Samuel IN, Odion Ighalo OUT; Nigeria substitution
87- Dennis Oyango, Uganda keeper fouled as his defenders protect him from an Ahmed Musa freekick.
90- Uganda have a chance to score their goal of the game but the Eagles defence clear their lines
90+1- Simon Moses’ cross-shot eludes everyone
90+2- Hope Akpan’s fierce is deflected for a corner
90+4- Mfon Udoh IN, Ahmed Musa OUT; Nigeria substitution.
90+4- Chrizestom Ntambi IN, Lugawwa Kizito OUT (Uganda substitution)
90+5- FT: Uganda defeat Nigeria 1-0.
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