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Monday, 11 September 2017


Moses Okoro and Moses Peter scored an objective each in the last five minutes of the attach to hand Nigeria a 2-0 prevail upon Sierra Leone in a Last 16 coordinate amid the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, September 11.
Sierra Leone ruled the opening trades and practically led the pack three minutes in when Donald Wellington drove behind the resistance, yet neglected to beat the Nigerian guardian, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, in a one-on-one circumstance.

After ten minutes Donald Wellington was busy again when he met a low free-kick from the privilege, however again he was defeated by the Super Eagles shot-plug.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa was positively taking care of business for Nigeria between the sticks with yet another short proximity spare to deny Nathaniel Tongo Vula in the fifteenth moment when he broke behind the guard.

The Super Eagles' first genuine endeavor on objective just came in the 22nd moment, however Samuel Mathias discharged his capable shot creeps over from 25-yards out.

After ten minutes Sierra Leone's Lahai Coker attempted his fortunes from long range, yet his stinging shot was all around spared by Ikechukwu Ezenwa who was keeping Nigeria in the diversion.

Neither one of the sides could break the stop before half time as the groups entered the passage bolted at 0-0.

Five minutes into the second half Donald Wellington ought to have given Sierra Leone the lead when he got himself unmarked and in space 14-yards out, however he terminated pitifully wide.

Nigeria took control of the match after that and verged on scoring in the 55th moment when Uche Akas crashed into the case from the left flank, yet his booming 12-yard shot struck the side-netting.

After six minutes Uche Akas crashed into the crate again and keeping in mind that his shot was on focus on this time, the Sierra Leone manager was close by to influence a fantastic fingertip to spare to deny him.

In the 76th moment Amadu Barrie was skilled a brilliant chance to give the Leone Stars the lead when he got through on objective, yet with all the time on the planet and simply the attendant to beat, he neglected to do as such in the wake of shooting directly at Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

After three minutes the activity was at the flip side of the recreation center when Rabiu Ali let fly with a heap driver from the edge of the container, yet the Sierra Leone guardian made a decent one-gave spare turn the ball around post.

In the 85th moment Moses Okoro won for Nigeria with the objective of the competition up to this point in the wake of twisting a 22-yard free-kick into the upper left corner, 1-0.

The what tops off an already good thing for the Super Eagles was their second objective two minutes after the fact when Moses Peter made it 2-0.

Nigeria (0) 2 (Okoro 85', Peter 87')

Sierra Leone (0) 0


Nigeria mentor: Salisu Yusuf

Nigeria: 1. Ezenwa, 2. Okoro, 6. Eze, 5. Ariwachukwu, 3. Akas, 4. Aremu, 8. Ifeanyi, 10. Ali, 15. Mathias (7. Friday 65'), 9. Okpotu (11. Moses 52'), 18 Eduwo (14. Okechukwu 77').

Sierra Leone mentor: Aabubakar Tos Kamara

Sierra Leone: 16. Koroma, 2. K Fofanah, 3. Suma, 15. Dunia, 12. Allie, 13. Coker, 4. Sakila, 8. M Fofanah (19. Barrie 71'), 10. Vula, 11. Alpha (7. Sesay 57'), 9. Wellington.

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