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Super Eagles edge Sudan to qualify for CHAN final



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By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
The Super Eagles team B have made it to the last two of the 2018 CHAN championship going on in Morocco after beating Sudan 1-0 in their semi final game played on Wednesday night, January 31, 2018.
Nigeria started the match impressive with the duo of Kano Pillars’ star Rabiu Ali and Ekundayo Ojo in their best form in the midfield.
Super Eagles eventually got their goal in the 16th minute when Rabiu Ali and Anthony Okpotu combined well to set up Gabriel Okechukwu who wasted no time to score.
Nigerian goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa made lots of saves for the Eagles, but he later got injured and was replaced by Dele Ajiboye.
The first half however ended with the Super Eagles leading 1-0.
Sudan came strong in the second half, but they could not break the defense of the Super Eagles who were very strong in the match.
Nigeria were reduced to 10 men in the 58th minute when Ifeanyi Ifeanyi was red carded for a bad tackle, but the Super Eagles held on for a victory as the match ended 1-0.

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