Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles on Tuesday recorded its first win in the ongoing African Cup of Nations. A brace from Chelsea player, Victor Moses gave the Eagles a well-deserved win over Ethiopia.
The first chance of the game came off a lob which was headed over the bar by Efe Ambrose in the third minute. The Eagles thereafter dominated the game, creating scoring chances which were squandered.At half time, the scores stood at nil-nil.
Nigeria’s first goal was a penalty which was brilliantly converted by Moses while the second one was also via a penalty which was awarded after the Ethiopian goalkeeper pulled down Victor Moses who was on a goal-bound run about 43 minutes into the second half. After Sisay Bancha was shown the red card, one of the players had to step in as goalkeeper as the side had already made all three substitutions.
Meanwhile, defending champions, Zambia and Burkina Fasso played a goalless draw in the second Group C match. Nigeria and Burkina Fasso thus qualified from the group. The Zambians left the Nations cup without a win this year’s edition of the tournament, having drawn all their matches. Meanwhile, For Nigeria’s coach, Stephen Keshi, the jinx of not going beyond the group stage of the competition as coach has eventually been broken. He coached Mali and Togo in past editions and both times, they were eliminated in the group stage.
Nigeria’s next match will be against the Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire.