Nigeria : Vincent Enyeama, Kenneth Omeruo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona, John Obi Mikel, Hope Akpan, Ogenyi Onazi, Raheem Lawal, Ahmed Musa, Samuel Aaron, Emmanuel Emenike
Sudan : Abdul Rahman Daei, Ammareh Abdullah, Atif Khalid, Abdul Latif Boya, Alrayyah Ali, Jalal Abdullah, Khaled Elalamein, Altaher Al-Haj, Modathir Careca, Bakri Abdulgadir, Hossam Nasreddin
1- Kick off. First corner of the game to Nigeria. Omeruo’s header not well directed. Goal kick
4- Aaron Samuel’s shot blocked, Eagles’ first attempt
6- Ahmed Musa’s attempt thwarted
9- Sudan make first attempt at goal, with their first shot. Samuel with his second attempt moments later
10- Samuel fouled. Eagles defence retreat after ball handed to Sudan.
12- Musa’s shot blocked, Nigerian corner
13- Musa gives away the ball but thankfully Enyeama scoops the ball off a weak cross
14- Sudan corner. Mikel launches an attack but Emenike’s resultant cross was poor
15- Lawal fouled. The freekick taken is wasted
16- Sudan defend stoutly, concede a corner but Sudan’s counter breaks off as they are flagged offside
20- Musa goes on a slalom run but ball easily taken away from his feet. Oshaniwa goes forward but ‘fails’ to win a penalty
22- Samuel’s pass to Musa too weighted. Possession given away. Mikel plays a left-footed shot at goal but his effort was weak
23- Onazi’s freekick easily saved by Sudan keeper
24- Onazi’s sloppy defending almost puts the team in trouble
25- A powerful shot from Sudan. Samuel wins a freekick
26- Emenike flagged offside, his poor header ineffective
28- Raheem Lawal’s shot wide off target
29- The rains are high now. Sudan are string some good passes.
39- Ahmed Musa concedes a freekick. There is a melee between the Eagles players and the Sudanese.
40- Mikel chests beautifully and swivels, his shot was saved though
42- Throw-in to Sudan
44- Eagles throw-in. Eagles chance. Musa’s good work not converted by Aaron Samuel
45- Omeruo loses his man but the shot that the Sudanese striuker goes wide.
Oshaniwa commits a foul. The freekick goes out. The referee brings the first half to an end. Still 0-0.
47- Sudan concede possession to the Eagles but a throw-in goes to the Sudanese.
48- GOAL! Mikel’s assist to Ahmed Musa results to Nigeria’s first goal. The CSKA Moscow man side footing the ball
49- Mikel wins a throw-in for Nigeria. Aaron Samuel’s shot is tame
51- Oboabona loses the ball but the Eagles recover it.
53- Emenike wins a throw-in
54- Raheem Lawal fouled. Freekick to Nigeria
55- Goal! Sudan equalise from a quick attack on the Eagles defence. The back four caught napping
56- A powerful Emenike shot off a freekick tipped over for corner.
57- The Sudan players in melee with the Eagles players after a goal-line scramble involving Kenneth Omeruo
60- Onazi plays the ball out for a throw-in
61- Freekick to Nigeria, Musa fouled. Musa’s kick was poor but a corner goes to the Eagles.
62- Onazi’s cross evades every player in green. Akpan’s effort and Samuel’s shot goes oyr for corner. Lawal goes out for Aluko
66- Goal! Aaron Samuel scores from a right footed cross
67- Sudan’s change. Mohammed Ahmed comes into the game
68- Aluko’s pass to Emenike goes out of play. Sudan win a throw-in
69- Corner for Sudan, the Eagles play the ball out of danger
72- Sudan striker flagged offside
73- Onazi’s cross wins Nigeria a corner but Samuel thought he won a penalty
74- Eagles counter and wins a freekick as Aluko is brought down
76- Emenike was selfish with the ball. There were players better positioned he should have passed the ball to
78- Emenike wins a freekick for the Eagles. Aluko’s kick saved
82- Throw-in to Nigeria after a spell of Sudan possession. Aaron Samuel receives treatment from the medics
85- Mikel’s driving move and pass eventually wasted by Emenike
Sub: Samuel out for Gbolahan Salami
88- Akpan intercept a Sudan cross
89- Goal!!! Ahmed Musa scores. The forward initially loses the ball but in a stroke of faith recovers it from a sloppy defender, dribbles another and shots to the bottom left corner though the Sudan keeper had a hand on the ball
90- Musa substituted by Osoaghona. Eagles counter from a Sudan free kick. Now a throw-in to the Eagles. Salami wins a corner for Nigeria
FT Nigeria 3 – 1 Sudan