LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt FT (international friendly)

LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt FT (international friendly)

The Super Eagles are coming on a back drop of a 3-1 victory over Seychelles in their final AFCON 2019 qualifying game.

The three-time African champions will be taking on Egypt in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

Nigerian striker and Al Nassr star Ahmed has joined the list of stars missing for the encounter slated for Tuesday, March 26.

Middlesbrough star John Mikel Obi, Liverpool striker Mohamed Salahand and Huddersfield forward Ramadan Sobhi notable absentees missing for the fixture.

The last four meetings between Nigeria and the Pharaoh of Egypt have ended in three wins and a draw for the North Africans, leaving the Super Eagles without a victory.

01’ — Kickoff

GOOOOOAAAAAAL!

LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt (international friendly)

Captain Troost-Ekong introducing his players to the officials before the match. Photo Credit. Emmanuel oshodi
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01’ — Newcomer scores on his second game for Nigeria

Paul Onuachu scores inside 20 seconds from kickoff after the six-foot-plus striker beats a defender and takes a first time volley which flew past the goalkeeper. 1-0 to Nigeria.

LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt (international friendly)

Super Eagles players celebrate Paul Onuachu's goal. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Oshodi
Source: UGC

03’ — Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

What a start from the Nigerian team as the Pharaoh's have been caught unawares in the very first attack in the match.

05’ — Egypt trying to regroup

The Egyptians are trying to settle into the match but the Super Eagles are closing the gap from the midfield.

07’ — Egypt taking the game seriously

The Pharaoh's have much of the possession but can not penetrate the Nigerian defence as they are forced to start from scratch.

09’ — CHANCE!

Onuachu flicks it on for Iwobi but a defensive clearance from Egypt concedes a corner kick to Nigeria. Corner taken but Ndidi did not get the right connection with ball. Easy catch for the goalkeeper.

12’ — Nigeria wins second corner

Onuachu forces an error from the Egyptian defence for a corner. Ndidi again could not reach Moses Simon's cross because there was too much height on the ball.

14’ — Daniel Akpeyi with an easy catch

Egypt had a corner but Akpeyi comes out and collects in his first easy save of the match.

16’ — Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

The seven-time African champions still don't know what hit them as they try to recover from the early shock.

18’ — Egypt enjoying much of the possession

Egypt passing the ball around beautifully as every Nigerian player have returned back into their own half. They are aware of the danger.

20’ — A free kick in a dangerous position for Egypt

Tricky free kick to Egypt and it's floated into the Nigerian box but Akpeyi comes out with an easy catch and wins a free kick in the process.

21’ — Terrible tackle on Onuachu

The Egyptian defender rams into the Nigerian striker as he stays on the ground for medical attention. The FC Midtjylland striker has been a torn in the flesh of the Egyptians.

27’ — Iwobi's showmanship

Iwobi shows brilliant piece of skills as he passes to Simon on the right but the Egyptian defender reads him well to intercept the ball.

29’ — Iwobi's Chance

Iwobi pounces on a mistake but he did not make the right contact with the ball as the keeper catches.

32’ — YELLOW CARD!

The first caution of the match comes to an Egyptian after colliding with Troost-Ekong as his protests to the referee falls on deaf ears. Players take water break to cool off the heat.

35’ — Leon Balogun also cautioned

The Brighton defender is shown a yellow card but it's not clear what his offense is.

37’ — Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

The Super Eagles still have the advantage in the match.

39’ — Nigeria asking questions

Iwobi simply getting into his game as he dribbles, distributes as the Nigerian team dominate possession and the fans are loving every bit of it.

43’ — Nigerian side teasing the Egyptians

The Super Eagles are passing the ball around beautifully as Simon wins a free kick from a provoked Egyptian.

45’ — Half time

Referee blows the half time whistle and Gernot Rohr will be happy with the performance of the Super Eagles.

45’ — Two extra minutes will be added

Nigeria still keeping possession to run down the clock as Troost-Ekong's long ball has been intercepted by the Egyptians.

46’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Ikechukwu Ezenwa comes in for Daniel Akpeyi. Egypt also have a change as Trezeguet comes in for 20-year-old Salah Shawadya the second 45 minutes begins.

46’ — Kickoff

The second half begins as Onuachu is involved in an aerial contest and there has been a clash of heads with an Egyptian player on the ground.

50’ — Egyptian player stretched off and substituted

Ahmed Elzarawy comes on for Allan Mahamoud.

LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt FT (international friendly)

Egypt goalkeeper set to take a goal-kick during match against Nigeria in Asaba. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Oshodi
Source: UGC

51’ — Free kick for Nigeria

Simon delivers a cross but the goalkeeper reaches it first and a free kick is awarded to Egypt.

52’ — Onuachu breaks lose again

Onuachu wins a corner after breaking lose on the flanks but a timely intervention by Egypt as they concede the corner. Corner taken but Onuachu could not quite get a decent contact on the ball.

55’ — Egypt showing more intent

The Pharaoh's are on the ascendancy but they can't quite play the ball through the final third.

56’ — Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

The game is balanced at the moment but the scoreline favours Nigeria over Egypt.

59’ — Onyekuru wins a free kick

LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt FT (international friendly)

Egypt goalkeeper comes out to make a punch during friendly against Nigeria in Asaba. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Oshodi
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A free kick for Nigeria in a dangerous position. Simon takes but Onuachu could not keep his header down as the ball goes over the bar.

60’ — On the hour mark of the game

A quiet second half but the Super Eagles have created the better of the chances.

64’ — Dangerous free kick to Egypt

Egypt take a free kick on the left flank but a defensive clearance see the ball go into the Egyptian half. Injury to John Ogu as he is being attended to by the medics.

67’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Semi Ajayi comes in for John Ogu.

69’ — Offside

Egypt make a promising attack but the linesman spots a player in an offside position to the relief of the Nigerian team.

LIVE: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt FT (international friendly)

Alex Iwobi in action for Super Eagles against Egypt in Asaba. Photo Credit: Emmanuel Oshodi
Source: UGC

70’ — Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

20 minutes left to play as Egypt press forward to get an equalizer.

73’ — CHANCE!

Onyekuru nutmegs two defenders and lays it down for Iwobi but the Arsenal man's shot was blocked. That could have resulted into another goal, credit to the Egyptian defender with the timely intervention.

75’ — Onuachu wins a free kick in a promising position

The tall Nigeria figure wins a free kick just outside of the 18-yard box. Simon takes it over the wall but it seems to have taken a slight deflection as the Keeper gets an easy catch.

80’ — Balogun brilliant defending

Leon Balogun does absolutely well in what suppose to be a goal for Egypt but a wonderful piece of defending from the Brighton player forces the ball to a goal-kick to Nigeria.

81’ — Ezenwa with a double save

Fantastic save from Ezenwa as he leaps to save a rising shot from an Egyptian and recovers to make another from the follow up.

90’ — Four minutes will be added

Nigeria close getting a win against the Egyptians for the first time in five matches. Onuachu's goal still makes the difference.

90’ — Egypt not going down without a fight yet

Egypt takes a free kick but the referee's assistant calls for a foul as Nigeria makes a substitution. Moses Simon comes off for Enyimba star Ikouwem.

90’ — Final whistle, Nigeria wins by 1-0

The referee has had enough of the late drama as he blows his final whistle. The Fans at Asaba are satisfied with the result so as the players and team officials. It 1-0 to Nigeria.

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