Saturday, 8 September 2012

Nation’s cup qualifiers: Nigeria plays 2-2 with Liberia

ber 8, 2012 |
10:43 pm
Sports
Abuja – Super Eagles of
Nigeria on Saturday in
Monrovia were held to
a 2-2 draw by the Lone
Stars of Liberia in the
first leg of the final
round of the 2013
Nations Cup qualifier.
Omega Roberts of the
Lone Stars opened
scoring in the seventh
minute of the
encounter and added a
second in the
66th minute to save
the day for the Lone
Stars.
Eagles striker, Nosa
Igiebor scored the
equaliser for Nigeria in
16th minute to set the
pace for an enthralling
encounter.
Ikechuchkwu Uche put
the Eagles in front from
the penalty spot on the
20th minute.
With the result, Nigeria
stands a good chance
of qualifying for the
tournament with a
two-away-goal
advantage.
The Eagles will host the
Lone Stars between
Oct. 12, and Oct. 14, for
the second leg of the
qualifier to decide
which country picks
the ticket for the
tournament to be held
in January 2013.
Earlier in the other
fixtures, reigning
African champions,
Zambia defeated
Uganda 1-0 to keep
alive their hopes of
defending the title
they won in January
2012.
Central African Republic
beat Burkina Faso 1-0,
while co-host of the
2012 edition, Gabon
were held to a 1 all
draw by Togo.
In the other results,
Ghana beat Malawi 2-0,
Sierra Leone played 2-2
with Tunisia, while
Sudan Beat Ethiopia
5-3 and Mali defeated
Botswana 3-0.
Also on Saturday, Cape
Verde beat former
African champions,
Cameroon 2-0, while
2012 finalists, Ivory
Coast survived an early
scare to beat Senegal
4-2 in the tension
soaked encounter.
The Game between DR
Congo and Equatorial
Guinea has been
shifted by the
Confederation of
African Football (CAF)
to Oct. 12.

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