By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Welcome to the live blog of the Nigeria vs Egypt U-23 Africa Cup of Nations game.
The national anthems of Nigeria and Egypt rendered.
The two teams form a huddle
Nigeria U-23 Eagles Line-Up Against Egypt
Daniel Emmanuel; Ndifreke Effiong, Seth Sincere, Chizoba Amaefule, Segun Oduduwa; Usman Mohammed, Azubuike Okechukwu (c), Stanley Dimgba, Oghenekaro Etebo; Junior Ajayi, Taiwo Awoniyi
FT: Nigeria 2-2 Egypt
90+2- Free-kick to Egypt. The game peters out now and the Nigerians need a win in their last game against Algeria to be certain of qualification to the semi-finals.
90- Three minutes added. Bature with a golden chance but fails to score but his shot goes agonisingly wide.
89- Junior Ajayi out, Bature in (Nigeria substitution)
88- Seth Sincere brought down in the box but no penalty for Nigeria.
87- A foul against Usman Mohammed.
86- A swift Egyptian counter attack comes to nought.
85- A corner for Nigeria off a deflection. The ball is cleared now. Free-kick though to Egypt.
83- A great turn of pace and pass by Usman Mohammed to release Ebony Eyo but his shot was disappointing.
82- A yellow card for Karaba for a handball.
80- Segun Oduduwa commits a foul. Free-kick to Egypt. He over-showed his strength.
Stanley Dimgba out, Godspower Tower in (Nigeria substitution)
78- Nigeria clear their lines after a driving run by Mohammed Karaban
76- Ebong Eyo fouled. It is a head injury. Game temporarily stopped.
75- Eyo's shot flies wide. Tensed moment for Egypt.
74- Offside flag again against Egypt.
73- The ball is nervously cleared in the Nigerian box.
72- Junior Ajayi commits a foul. Sincere clears Egypt's cross. Egypt get a free-kick afterwards.
70- Mohammed Fathy in, Hamza Shahin out. An offside saves the Eagles
69- A Nigerian chance went begging. Misses chance.
Daniel Emmanuel saves after yet another sloppy defending.
68- Emmanuel plucks the ball in the air after a nervy moment in the box. Segun Oduduwa is down injured.
66- Daniel Emmanuel rushes out and clears the ball after a faulty Azubuike pass gifted Egypt possession.
64- Free-kick to Egypt. Nigeria's industry win a throw but it is another foul against Nigeria now. Oghenekaro Etebo, the culprit.
62- A poweful volley by an Egyptian but Emmanuel saves. Nigeria in possession.
60- The Eagles pass the ball around at the edge of the Egyptian box. Etebo's shot blocked.
58- Nigeria keeper Daniel Emmanuel yellow-carded for time wasting
57- A side netting by the new Egyptian entrant
56- An own goal by Egypt almost seen now. Unlucky Nigerians! Junior Ajayi misses a chance to score too
55- Corner to Nigeria. Dimgba's cross and an Azubuike effort wins Nigeria another corner.
Awoniyi out, Ebony Eyo in (substitution)
53- Offside against Nigeria. Moments later a Sincere shot is smothered by Egypt keeper Awab.
52- The goal was a Chizoba Amaefule own goal. Etebo fouled.
51- Karim makes it 2-2 after Awoniyi was foiled. Goal from a deflection.
47- Ahmed makes it 2-1
45- egypt kick off. Throw for them
45- Stanley Dimgba back defending. A moment of anxiety in Nigerian 18-yard box. But the half time whistle sounds. It is Nigeria 2-0 Egypt at the 5,000 Stade Caroline Faye stadium in M'Bour.
45- Two minutes of added time confirmed. A free-kick to Nigeria. And now Egypt.
43- Egypt's best spell in the game so far but thankfully the offside flag comes to Nigeria's rescue.
42- Taiwo Awoniyi stopped there. Egypt pass the ball around now.
39- Emmanuel's distribution was too much. Now the Eagles though win a free-kick. Usman Mohammed fouled. The Niger Tornadoes midfielder has been handful.
Junior Ajayi stopped. The ball though hit the crossbar.
38- Egypt clear the ball from a Nigeria throw-in but Mohammed Karaba loses the ball.
36- A quick-fire free-kick by Ramy Moustapha but it is offside against the Pharaohs.
35- Taiwo Awoniyi is writhing in pains from a shoulder problem. He is receiving treatment from the medics.
It is Nigeria 2-0 Egypt. Chizoba Amaefule is down on the ground, receiving treatment. The play resumes.
32- The Egyptians call for their own penalty but a swift ounter by Nigeria. Awoniyi pounces on the ball but he is flagged offside.
30- Oghenekaro Etebo steps up and scores from the spot again. Sending Mossad Awab the wrong way!
28- Nigeria's throw-in by Udoh. And Nigeria win another penalty. Usman Mohammed's effort wins the Eagles that.
27- Egyptian fans shout for a penalty but the referee will not be swayed by the chants from the stands.
25- Stanley Dimgba drags the ball forward and loses it. Goal-kick to Egypt.
23- Free-kick to Egypt. The north Africans attack through Nigeria's left side of defence but the Eagles left back, Ndifreke Udoh fouled.
22- The referee calls for Egypt's free-kick.
20- GOAL! Oghenakaro Etebo scores from the spot but the Egyptian keeper had a touch of the ball. Nigeria 1-0 Egypt.
19- Nigeria get a penalty. Egypt captain Ramy Moustapha, the guilty party, touching the ball from a Dimgba cross
18- Goal-kick Egypt. A Mohammed Karaba back-heel creating problems in the Nigerian box.
16- Throw-in to Egypt but Karaba for Egypt loses the ball. Goal-kick for Nigeria.
13- The Eagles are possession. Sincere loses the ball down the right wing. A Nigerian chance stopped
12- Azubuike Okechukwu's lofted pass was poor.
11- Oghenekaro Etebo defends well. Stanley Dimgba's run checked.
10- Corner for Egypt. A deflection hands Egypt another corner kick but ball cleared.
9-The Eagles build up from the back. Awoniyi bears down at goal but Egypt' keeper, Mossad Awab saves the ball
8- Good exchages by the Eagles but the ball 'stolen' from the forwards
6- Throw for Nigeria
1-Kick off by Egypt
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