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Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Ghana

Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Ghana

1- Kick off by Ghana. Nigeria gets a corner. Taken by Salami but Ghana clear their line
1- Ghana kick off. Corner to Nigeria
5-Throw-in for Ghana who quickly get a corner.
7- Emem Edouk with a chance; Rabiu Ali fires a tame shot soon after.
9- Salami challenges Mensah Emmanuel for the ball.
Afful Samuel suffers a foul. The Eagles launch an attack and are still in possession of the ball to the delight of the crowd. Kingsley Sokari’s pull out wasted
12- Emem Edouk’s pull out saved by Ofori Richard
13- Zango Umar deals with the threat of Affuil Samuel
15- Ghana exchange some neat passes but still trail 40%-60% in possession.
16- The Eagles counter from the left wing cut out. Mensah Emmanuel is doing a good job in the Ghana defence
19- Osaguna goes for the ball with Ofori Richard
20- Solomon Kwambe fires a shot nonchalantly after exchanging passes with Osaguna
25- Gbolahan Salami concedes possession. He was looking for a freekick
27- Emem Edouk brushes Abdul Ganiyu Ishmael but his shot is wayward
28- Rabiu Ali tries an audacious looping shot but the ball goes off target
30- Gbolahan Salami writhing in pain as he is brought down by Opoku Kojo who is yellow-carded. The resultant freekick is a poor one.
33- Joseph Nathaniel win a freekick for Nigeria.
34- Emem Edouk scores the first goal of the game and first official goal in the new stadium. He rises high to nod home Solomon Kwambe’s cross. Nigeria 1-0 Ghana.
35- Abdul Ganiyu Ishmael subbed by Atinga Vincent
36- Rabiu Ali fouled
37- Ighogaro Osaguona with that wonder chance but was nodded wide
38- A costly mistake from goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim but was played up by the Ghanian attacker
42- Kwambe takes the corner after Edouk’s good work. Rabiu Ali’s key pass was instrumental
44- Opoku Kojo runs rings round Joseph Nathaniel and wins a freekick
45- Ghana think they had a penalty there
45(+3) Rabiu Ali loses the ball but the move was promising
45- Osaguna out; Mfon Udoh in (Nigeria sub)
48- Ghana’s Latif Amadu and Solomon Kwambe clash their heads
51- Ghana retake their freekick
53- Chima Akas loses the ball which breaks the passing streak. They soon gain the ball but Ghana win a corner now
55- Afful Samuel’s leg was high there; freekick Nigeria.
56- Emem Edouk unleashes a left-footed volley which misses target by whiskers
Rabiu Ali sees yellow for a foul on Mensah Emmanuel
62- Azubuike Egwuekwe checks Osae Isaac’s run into the danger zone. The Ghana international suffers an injury and is receiving treatment. Corner to Ghana.
63- Agbim misjudge the flight of the ball but it is cleared. Mensah Emmanuel feels his hamstring
65- Egwuekwe receives treatment as Kingsley Sokari plays the ball away
66- Umar Zango goes with a two-footed challenge bur lucky not to be carded. Meanwhile Ali is out for Pyagbara Christian
68- Mfon Udoh fires a left-footed shot but it was not going to trouble Ofori Richard in Ghana goal.
70- Opoku Kojo is down injured. Amadu Latif is replaced now by Kumi Ofori Enoch.
72-Kingsley Sokari loses the ball but Mfon Udoh. Martey Noah joins the fray for Ghana.
74- Noah’s cross into the Nigerian box is poor
75- Ofori reads the ball well and nods the ball away from a weighted long pass from the Nigerian backline
77- Opoku David replaces Osae Isaac. Edouk’s shot is gathered. Soon afterwards the crowd roars to a cheerful delight as Sokari produces a wonderful piece of skill.
79- Edouk’s cross from the left meets the feet of Udoh but his chipped effort hits the bar.
80- Salami is replaced by Tony Edjuomare
81- Richard Yamoah’s cross is controlled by Opoku David but his shot is off target
84- Goal kick to Nigeria. Ghana’s nimble-footed Opoku David is flagged offside
86- Emem Edouk controls the ball well and his shot crashes the goal post and wide
88- Edjuomare and Yamoah Richard crashes into each other. The Ghana international is red-carded for a dangerous lunge in that decision

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