Minute By Minute – Nigeria Vs Egypt

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


With the Nigerian U-23 twice conceding two and three goal leads against Mali and  Egypt, do you think the team can beat Algeria and qualify for the semi-finals? Have your say using the Leave A Reply Column.

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