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Sudan 1-0 Nigeria: Keshi may be at the end of his rope

SUDAN-vs-Nigeria

SUDAN-vs-Nigeria

Most of the people at the Khartoum Municipal
Stadium on Saturday and more thousands
watching on television will have witnessed
Nigeria losing to Sudan for the very first time
as the last time that happened was in 1967!
But the Super Eagles fell further from their
perch, as the defending African champions
may not even qualify to defend the trophy.
And as early as the 15t minute when Nosa
Igiebor hit the post from then on, the Eagles
could not find their claws again. The Eagles
began well and pressed the home team but
there was too much space between the
midfield and attack and when the wingers like
Gbolahan Salami and Ahmed Musa got into
threatening positions, there was no support
apart from Emmanuel Emenike.
And when the
Sudanese scored,
it was lackadaisical defending as Godfrey
Oboabona and Kenneth Omeruo went missing
and allowed Babeker a free header and that
was it.
The second half followed the same pattern
with the Eagles deploying long balls but there
was no inventiveness to open up the
Sudanese attack.
Wednesday’s return leg at the Abuja National
Stadium may be one that may see a new man
at the helm of the Super Eagles.
Can they still qualify? This is now the job for
Havard Mathematicians!
More to follow…

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