Rwanda cage Eagles in Kigali

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The national football team of Rwanda, the Amavubis, Wednesday afternoon forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a goalles draw in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Stade De Regional in Kigali.

The Eagles were favoured to beat their host even in their backyard going by the array of Stars in the team but the Stephen Keshi tutored side failed  to live to the expectations of million of soccer loving Nigerians.

Parading a blend of home and foreign based players, the Eagles were not too convincing all through the game.

The best chance for the Eagles was when Spain-based Ikechukwu Uche found the back of the net but his goal was ruled as offside by South African referee David Bernet.

Aminu Maigairi, President of the Nigeria football Federation who had told the team that only a win would be good enough before their departure said he was still satisfied with the draw while hoping for a better performance in the return leg.

Eagles TV blackout

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Meanwhile, football fans in Lagos and indeed around the country are unhappy they were not be able to see the Super Eagles take on their Rwanda counterparts live on TV. Some of the angry fans who had to follow the match through the internet and the radio said they were denied the opportunity to access the Eagles first hand.

The blackout is as a result of the agreement entered into by the Confederation of Africa Football with a French TV to have the exclusive rights to  air all its matches and no Nigerian TV  station is part of the highly criticised arrangement .

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