Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Chad

Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Chad

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FT Nigeria 2 – 0 Chad

90+3- Musa loses the ball. The ref blows the final whistle. Nigeria 2-0 Chad

90+2- Balogun stopped in his track after a Troost-Ekong through pass

90- 3 minutes added

89- Freekick Nigeria. Musa fouled. Rabiu Ibrahim dazzled earlier with intelligent footwork.

84- John Ogu for Salami (Nigeria); Monde for Madtloiungi (Chad): Substitutions

83- Danny Karl Max on for Ninga Casimir: Chad substitution

78- Odion Ighalo wins Nigeria a penalty. He will take it. Meanwhile Onazi is red-carded for unsporting reason. Ighalo scores from the spot kick. Dillah guesses right but the Watford striker puts the ball under him. Nigeria 2-0 Chad.

75- Odion Ighalo fouled by Kevin Nicaise who is now booked. Rabiu Ibrahim's kick was close but not enough

73- Salami dribbles his marker but his cross is cleared. Ball Possession: Nigeria 68-32 Chad.

71- Kenneth Omeruo yellow-carded

70- There was no Nigerian player in sight to pounce on Ahmed Musa's cut back

66- Dillah punches the ball away from Nigeria's corner.

65- Musa's good cross meets Ighalo but his shot is deflected for a corner. Omeruo is receiving treatment.

62- GOAL! Gbolahan Salami fires a thunderous shot with a half volley to bring the crowd into ecstacy. Nigeria 1-0 Chad

60- Babatunde Michael subbed by Rabiu Ibrahim and Odion Ighalo for Salami for Nigeria.

58- Musa makes to shoot but the ball taken off his boot. Leon Balogun fouled by N' Douassell. He is booked (yellow)

52- Gbolahan Salami fouled. Its not a penalty as the Eagles bench thought but just outside the box. The freekick by Aaron Samuel curled round the wall but hits the upright and bounces out!

50- A throw for Nigeria. The Eagles boss possession now but Musa's cross cut out

48- The Eagles string few passes but Kingsley Madu's shot goes off target

47- Salami's cross is caught by Chad's keeper

46-Chad keeper, Dillah deals with a tricky ball in their box

45- Kick off by Chad. The visitors' cross is caught by Enyeama.

45- Musa's cross is once again disappointing. 1 minute has been added after regulation time in the first half.

43- Mbairamadji Dillah and Eagles' Babatunde Michael collide and require medical attention

40- A freekick to Chad. Anderson Esiti committed the foul.

38- A throw-in to Chad but Vincent Enyeama produces an instinctive, superb save to keep the score at 0-0 from the Chadians' goal-bound effort.

34- Gbolahan Salami could not finish off what proves to be Nigeria's best attacking move of this match. Keeper Mbairamadji Dillah scampers back in a bid to catch the ball but the ball had gone over the bar

32- Nigerian corner. Leon Balogun jumps to head the ball but it scrapes the upright and out.

31- Aaron Salami wins Nigeria a freekick

29- Gbolahan Salami produces wonderful footwork but the ref rules a freekick for Chad rather than Nigeria after he goes to the ground

27- Gbolahan Salami's freekick not utilised. Freekick to Chad

25- Kevin Nicaise kicks ball out for Nigerian throw-in. Freekick to Nigeria after Balogun is fouled by Chad dangerman

24- Michael miscues a glorious chance but seconds later, Salami wins Nigeria a freekick. Ahmed Musa produces a great freekick but keeper Dillah tips over the bar for another

20- Kingsley Madu fouled but Nigeria lose the momentum and Chad now get a goal-kick

17- Chad create pandemonium in the Eagles defence. Yassi Mahamat; the tormentor-in-chief. They get a corner but ball then cleared

13- Ogenyi Onazi loses the ball and gifts Chad a throw-in. Enyeama saves the ball however

11- N'Douarssell flagged offside.

10- Chad get first corner of the game, Kenneth Omeruo giving away the ball. Taken by Hilarie Kedugui but the ball is headed away. Relief now for the Eagles defence

8- Kingsley Madu chests and rips a fierce shot but it was wide

7- Leon Balogun brings down Ezechuel N'Douassel

4- Ahmed Musa's cross is eventually poor after a promising move

4- A throw-in to Nigeria

3- Gbolahan Salami fouled by Ezechiel N' Doursell

2- Freekick to Chad. Aaron Samuel the culprit

1- Kick off Nigeria. Throw to the Eagles

Nigeria and Chad have never met at any level of football. Chad have never participated in any international competition in history.

Nigeria
Enyeama- Balogun, Madu, Omeruo, Troost Ekong- Onazi, Esiti, Michael- Salami, Samuel, Musa

Chad
Mbairamadji Dillah- Constant Madtloiungi, Massama Asselmo, Kevin Nicaise, Naldjim Haroun- Marius Mbaiam, Hilarie Kedugui, Yassi Mahamat- Ninga Casimir- Ezechiel N' Douassel

Nigeria FIFA ranking: 45th
Chad FIFA ranking: 79th

 

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    Abraham 2 years

    Nigeria can still do better than what they did against Chadian to make them have easy ride to AFCON 20)7