May 28, 2017

NIGERIA SNATCHES LATE DRAW AGAINST SCOTLAND

NIGERIA SNATCHES LATE DRAW AGAINST SCOTLAND

Uche Nwofor’s late strike spared Steven Keshi’s Super Eagles a defeat in a friendly against Scotland, Wednesday.

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Uche Nwofor shoots

The substitute capitalised on a defensive error to put his side at par with a Scotland side, after Azubuike Egwuekwe ‘s own goal handed the Scots a 2-1 lead.

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A fortuitous flick from Charlie Mulgrew handed Scotland the lead early in the first half, with the ball ending up in the net of the visitors after looping over onrushing keeper Austin Ejide. Michael Uchebo then levelled with a shot that took a deflection leaving both teams a goal apiece by halftime.

Craven Cottage, homeground of English Premier League side Fulham, buzzed upon Egwuekwe’s own goal. It was, however, the visitors cheering Nwofor’s goal at last, and happy to avoid defeat but worried at the state of the Super Eagles defence quartet, comprising  Kunle Odunlami, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Elderson Echiéjilé.

After initial relief at avoiding defeat, Coach Keshi will be worried as well.

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Photo credit, BBC.

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