CHAN 2018 Match Report: Faleye Fires Nigeria Past Stubborn Libya

Frederick Owens
January 20, 2018

Osas Okoro's corner kick into a crowded area fell graciously for the young forward who made no mistake as he fired past Mohamed Nashnush.

Libya began the game knowing a win would take them to the quarter-finals.

Later on Friday, Rwanda picked up their first win of the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea.

Nigeria temporarily move to the top of Group C with four points from two games, while awaiting the result of the tie between Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea.

After a tension-gripped first half, Amavubi dominated the second half and created many opportunities through Abeddy Biramahire, Dominique Savio Nshuti and Fitina Omborenga, but failed to hit the target.

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Libya's star man from their opener, Saleh Taher Saeid, was replaced before the hour mark after being thoroughly silenced by the Nigerian back line, with the North Africans devoid of the flair and confidence that characterised their opener.

In the 49th minute, Abeddy Biramahire had chance to kill the game with only goalie Minguel Angel Oscar Eyama to beat but he was kept at bay.

Nigeria will face Equatorial Guinea in her final group game on the 23rd of January.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the home-based Eagles edged out Libya by a lone goal through Sunday Faleye in their CHAN Group C match at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco on Friday.

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