- Super Eagles have qualified for the 2018 CHAN semi final
- They defeated Angola 2-1 on Sunday night, January 28
- Nigeria will meet Sudan in their next game in Morocco
The Super Eagles team B have qualified for the semi final of the ongoing 2018 CHAN competition after coming from a goal down to beat Angola 2-1 on Sunday night, January 28.
Super Eagles had lots of chances they should have utilized in the first twenty minutes, but they could not find the back of the net.
Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa even had many saves as the Enyimba goalkeeper denied the Angolans from scoring.
The first half however ended goalless as both teams failed to record any goal in the tension soaked encounter.
Angola changed their pattern of play in the second half, and it paid off for them in the 56th minute when Vladimiro Antonio scored a fantastic goal for them in the 56th minute.
Antonio benefited from a defensive gaffe by Super Eagles defender Timothy Danladi who failed to clear the ball in the 18 yard box.
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But Nigeria restored parity at the death through Anthony Okpotu who fired in an impressive assist from Faleye to force the game to extra time.
Gabriel Okechukwu was the hero for the Super Eagles as he scored the winning goal for Nigeria in the 109th minute as the match ended 2-1 in favor of Salisu Yusuf's men.
Nigeria will face Sudan in the semi final of the 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco.
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