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Minute By Minute: DR Congo Vs Nigeria

The last time both teams met was on March 3, 2010 in a friendly at the Abuja National stadium. Nigeria won 5-2.

90+3- The game ends 2-0 in favour of DR Congo.

90+2- Moses Simon wins a throw-in for Nigeria from his runs down the left flank

89- Alex Iwobi wins the Super Eagles two corners in succession, the first from a good shot.

86- Mikel gives away the ball after a promising dribbling run

85- Emmanuel Emenike wins Nigeria a freekick but his effort is wasted

82- The Eagles are in control now but a poor cross is scooped away by a DR Congo defender.

77- Corner to DR Congo but it goes out for a Nigerian goal kick.

77- Emmanuel Emenike wins Nigeria a freekick but Mikel loses it. This however leads to a DR Congo freekick

75- Nwankwo Obiora fouls Yannick Bolasie at the edge of the Nigerian box. His shot is blocked

73- With 17 minutes left on the clock, the scanty crowd in Vise are now sensing a win for the central Africans. Freekick to Nigeria

72- Nwankwo Obiora loses the ball in midfield and from a DR Congo attack, the central Africans get a corner.

70- Moses Simon cross is kicked off
68- Emmanuel Emenike's looping header from a Mikel cross goes over the bar.

Yannick Bolasie goes on a mazy run but checked by Shehu Abdullahi

67- Bolasie goes to the ground from an Ogenyi Onazi challenge but the referee's wag of the finger tells the story

65- Mikel takes up the job of running at the DR Congo defence but his promising run fails to yield a result as his final touch, a shot is saved. He wins a freekick now

60- Freekick to DR Congo. A clumsy touch thankfully was not disastrous but its throw-in for the Congolese.

59- Yannick Bolasie shows footwork then shoots but the effort is way wide off target

57- Alex Iwobi makes his debut for Nigeria, introduced in place of Ahmed Musa

54- Mikel's pass let's him down. Freekick to DR Congo

52- The ref calls Emmanuel Emenike for some words.

Mandada saves from a left sided attacking move from Nigeria

50- Mikel's corner is poor but thankfully the Nigerians still in possession

48- Throw-in to DR Congo. Now a corner to Congo but soon concede a freekick
47- Shehu Abdullahi wins a contest against Yannick Bolasie

45- Nigeria kick off the 2nd half

HT: DR Congo 2-0 Nigeria

45- Nigeria regain possession. Mikel's shot is deflected for a corner. The chance is not however utilised. Throw-in DR Congo. The referee ends the first half.

42- Odion Ighalo  and the DR Congo keeper, Mandada, collide and the latter receives medical attention

40- John Mikel Obi is fouled after Sylvester Igboun threatened to unleash a powerful shot which is blocked.

The freekick is punched away and its corner to Nigeria.

36- A DR Congo player is fouled now. Yannick Bolasie's kick is kicked out by the Eagles defence but within seconds threaten again. The ball is nodded out

35- Elderson Echiejile concedes a throw-in.

The Eagles were guilty of ball watching and allow DR Congo forward to sweep home.

33- Ogenyi Onazi aims at the far post with a chipped lob but the ball goes off target

31- GOAL!! DR Congo scores a second goal!

29- Throw-in to DR Congo, and now Nigeria's turn within seconds
28- Sylvester Igbonu wins an aerial battle but loses the ball

27- John Mikel Obi drives forward with the ball but his shot fails to trouble the DR Congo keeper

25- Throw-in to the Super Eagles. The Nigerians attack from the right wing but the ball goes out for a DR Congo goal-kick.

21- Ahmed Musa's cross was laid unto the path of Sylvester Igbonu by Rabiu Ibrahim but he slides his shot off target

18- John Mikel Obi loses the ball but recovers it again

17- DR Congo lose possession to Nigeria after a free kick.

14- Throw-in to Nigeria but now concede to their opponents

12- Ikeme picks up the ball from a weak shot. Nigeria are building up from the rear

10- DR Congo win a freekick but lose possession to the Super Eagles

8- DR Congo 1-0 Nigeria. Congo keeper Mandada gathers a tame shot by Rabiu Ibrahim on a second attempt.

6- GOAL! DR Congo scores through D. Mbokani
4- Ogenyi Onazi's pass intercepted. The Congo keeper catches a shot at the second attempt

2- The Eagles attack again

1- Nigeria gets the first goal kick. Carl Ikeme kicks out the ball. The Congo defenders clear their lines and are now in possession

1- DR Congo kick off

What do you make of the Super Eagles 2-0 defeat against DR Congo? Send in your reactions using the Leave A Reply Column.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply Post By Pained Observer

    Oliseh re-inviting Mikel and other tired legs is not to the benefit of our nation. Mikel's best days are way behind him. This was the same tying we complained about previous coaches.

    Also showing public disrespect to a devoted Eagles player of almost a-decade-and a-half, who had just lost his MOTHER, and stripping hoim of captaincy, prompting a shameful retirement for the great hero is too great to bear. He was well aware Enyeama will arrive late due to the rites. We were made to understand that he had given his permission, so why the fuss?

    Add that to Nigeria losing to Congo by 2-nil. It is simply unbearable.

    Plus, I really don't understand the rationale behind their appointing him. He has no previous track record in coaching. There was no strong basis for employing him in the first place. Football punditry in a studio with A.C is different from when you're on the hot seat in a jampacked stadium.

    He should be sacked immediately. He cannot bring home a WAFU Cup to Nigeria, much less an AFCON.

  2. Reply Post By Emma1094

    NFF should sack Oliseh and reinstate Enyeama as goalie and captain! Where was Oliseh during the last World Cup? Was he not just talking on T.V., while Enyeama gave his best for the Super Eagles' team?!

    We should not be ungrateful by treating a great player like trash. If Oliseh has [anger] issues, he should go fix himself before coming to coach, and stop mismanaging one of the few good players left in the team.

  3. Reply Post By Benjamin Osawe

    Oliseh has began to fail, please replace him. Disaster coach hired by pannick

  4. Please can some tell me? Is Olise a coach? I. Don’t think so.

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