AFCON Qualifiers: Nigeria thrashes Congo 2-0

The Super Eagles on Saturday showed some champions stuff when they secured a crucial 0-2 win over Congo in their penultimate game of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Eagles knew they needed not just a win over the Red Devils at Pointe Noire and they gave it their all to secure the needed results which has now seen them in good stead to make it to next years’ AFCON.

Two second half goals from returnee striker Ike Uche from the penalty spot and Aaron Samuel ensured that Nigeria jumped to the second spot in Group A with seven points from 5 games.

The Eagles now need a win over South Africa to seal their place amongst the 16 teams that would compete in Africa’s biggest football tournament.

Saturday’s win for Nigeria was, to say the least, hard-earned with the likes of Godfery Oboabona ending with torn jerseys and Azubieke Egwueke with a bandaged head.

The vociferous Congolese fans did not even help matters as they threw all sort of objects into the pitch as Nigeria raced to the two-goal lead.

The development saw the game temporarily suspended for over six minutes.

Nevertheless, the Super Eagles held their nerves till the final whistle and will be proud to avenge the shock defeat they suffered at the hands of the Congo team last term in Calabar.


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