- Nigeria vs Togo saw Super Eagles fail to reach CHAN 2020 despite 2-0 win over Hawks
- Sikiru Alimi netted twice in each half of the game, netting the opener in the 9th before adding the second in the 58th
- Nigeria failed to qualify for the tournament finals after losing 3-4 on aggregate to Togo
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeated Togo’s Hawks 2-0 in the reverse fixture of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday, October 19, at Agege Stadium, but failed to progress to the tournament finals, losing 3-4 on aggregate.
Sikiru Alimi netted twice in each half of the game, opening scores in the 9th before adding the second two minutes after the hour mark, but his goals could not send Nigeria through the biennial championship.
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Interestingly, during the first leg clash two weeks ago, the Imama Amapakabo’s tutored-side were hammered 4-1 at the Stade de Kégué in Lomé.
The performance means the Eagles will be missing at CHAN for the first time since 2014 and the third time of asking in the record books of the tournament.
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Nigeria previously missed the first and second editions of CHAN in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Super Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez was in the thick of the action as Granada claimed a 1-0 win over Osasuna on Friday night, October 18, in a tough La Liga tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.
Azeez, who was a late sub in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Brazil during their international friendly match in Singapore, on October 13, replaced Roberto Soldado in the 59th minute from the bench.
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