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Nigeria crash, South Korea through

Posted: 22 June 2010 Time: 22:34

Nigeria and South Korea drew 2-2 which means Nigeria are out of the tournament while the Koreans match on.

The Nigeria goals were scored by Kalu Uche and Yakubu Aiyegbeni and for Korea, the goals came from Jung Soo Lee and Chu Young Park.

Kalu Uche then broke the deadlock in an emphatic fashion after 12 minutes. Odiah easily passed two Koreans on the right flank, and he should have been dispossessed, before he swung the ball in for a lurking Uche, who cut infront of his man and poked the ball into the net.

South Korea got their chance to reply when Yeom Ki-Hun stood over a free-kick in a dangerous area on the right. It was a good delivery but, lacking in height, the ball went back out to safety with easy Uche soon reared his head again at the other end, but opting to shoot instead of crossing proved a poor idea as his shot went well over the bar.

Uche hit the post on 35 minutes. A devilish strike from range really rattled the woodwork, leaving Jung Sung-Ryong stranded, but no one was there to nudge the rebound into the empty net for the African side.

Chinedu Obasi was the first person to receive a yellow after some dangerous play down the left flank. Ki Sung-Yong swung in the free-kick and Lee Jung-Soo was able to run in unmarked at the back post to nod the ball in to bring the scores back to level pegging. The referee called it after 2 minutes of added time and the teams went in with a goal each.

Danny Shittu conceded a foul outside of his own box in a dangerous area for the Asians on the pitch - and dangerous it was. Park Chu-Young stood over the ball and bent it expertly around the wall, beating a wrong-footed Enyeama in the process. It was a dream start to the second half for South Korea as they took the lead for the first time in the game.

We had the miss of the World Cup so far. Ayila made a wonderful run down the left before squaring the ball into an unmarked Yakubu who was standing in front of an open goal. No easier chance could have been presented to the Yak, but he somehow managed to put his effort wide from 6-yards. It was truly a sight to behold.

However, it wasn't long before Yakubu had a chance to make up for his mistake, and South Korea Huh Jung-Moo would begin to regret ever sending on Kim Nam-Il. The overexcited defensive midfielder would find himself in the book after scything down Obasi in the box. The Nigerian crowd fell silent as Yakubu was designated the task of the taking the penalty, but the big striker calmly slotted past Jung Sung-Ryong to bring the scores level once again.

Park Ji-Sung wrong-footed Echiejile before cutting inside and shooting, but his powerful shot shook the outside of the net. Soon after, Obafemi Martins was played onside by Chinedu Obasi with only the 'keeper to beat. Once again though, the Nigerians lacked teeth as his deft chip rolled past the post with Jung Sung-Ryong sprawled outside his 6-yard box.

A chance fell to Martins as a cross came in from the right. The Wolfsburg striker failed to control the lofty ball properly s it neared the ground, and once more the Super Eagles were left ruing wasted opportunities due to a lack of sharpness at the front.

Obinna then struck twice in as many minutes in a last-gasp attempt to snatch the win for the Africans. He first made space before shooting just inside the area and seeing his attempt go just wide. He struck again soon after only to see his more powerful long-range shot suffer the same fate, which really seemed to sum up Nigeria's entire attack line for the duration.

With Argentina winning 2-0 against Greece it would have taken just one more goal from the Nigerians to seal a place in the last 16. It was not to be though as the referee called it after 93 minutes, allowing the South Koreans safe passage to the next stage with the Albiceleste, while the Super Eagles join must the Greeks on the plane home.

Previous comments on this story...

chukwuka
posted: 05:23 am
Nigeria has refused to learn from past mistakes.Nigeria was finding it hard 2 qualify for 2002 world cup.Amodu was signed as coach towards the end of the qualifying rounds , with a promise that he will be given the mandate to lead the team to WC if he can qualify us.
Just b/c we came 3rd in the ACN in 2002,he was sacked after qualifying us,and what happened-we only ended with a point in 3 matches in 2002.Samething has happened again.He was sacked b/c we get came 3rd in ANC and has again ended with one point.

Lets face the facts we all know and agree that Amodu may not be so good but

1,Why sign a coach with no african exprience few months to WC ?,infact the coach only met the players after the european season ended ,i.e 4wks ago.
2,why sack a coach who qualified u for a tournament and replace him with another coach who failed to qualify his own country for the same tournament?.
3,Why did the NFA break a signed contract,is it b/c Amodu is a nigerian?.They should ask Liverpool FC,the consequences of breaking agreements/contract s with coaches.
4.Since there was a cry for fake-oyibo/foreign coach,is Lar---,the best NFA could offer us?.
5,Amodu may have fumbled to 3rd place at the ACN,but he has this luck or what we christians refer to as been blessed,from the manner he qualifed us for WC twice and how he got to two semis at ANC.Even mouriho and wenger will tell u,u need that atom of luck/blessings on your side.He should have been allowed to fumble as usual but get us to the round of 16/quater finals,then after u can then rebuild the team.

For me, AMODU remains the greatest coach ever,to have handled the super eagles(based on time spent/achievments and total matches won/lost).Pls dont tell me its westerhof b/c we all seem to forget that it took him almost 6yrs to qualify us for USA 94 and to win the ANC.

least i forget,pls let the chapter of using foreign based players be closed,Enyimba FC could have done better with or without any fake oyibo/foreign- coach/Lar something.
chukwuka
posted: 05:24 am
Nigeria has refused to learn from past mistakes.Nigeria was finding it hard 2 qualify for 2002 world cup.Amodu was signed as coach towards the end of the qualifying rounds , with a promise that he will be given the mandate to lead the team to WC if he can qualify us.
Just b/c we came 3rd in the ACN in 2002,he was sacked after qualifying us,and what happened-we only ended with a point in 3 matches in 2002.Samething has happened again.He was sacked b/c we get came 3rd in ANC and has again ended with one point.

Lets face the facts we all know and agree that Amodu may not be so good but

1,Why sign a coach with no african exprience few months to WC ?,infact the coach only met the players after the european season ended ,i.e 4wks ago.
2,why sack a coach who qualified u for a tournament and replace him with another coach who failed to qualify his own country for the same tournament?.
3,Why did the NFA break a signed contract,is it b/c Amodu is a nigerian?.They should ask Liverpool FC,the consequences of breaking agreements/contract s with coaches.
4.Since there was a cry for fake-oyibo/foreign coach,is Lar---,the best NFA could offer us?.
5,Amodu may have fumbled to 3rd place at the ACN,but he has this luck or what we christians refer to as been blessed,from the manner he qualifed us for WC twice and how he got to two semis at ANC.Even mouriho and wenger will tell u,u need that atom of luck/blessings on your side.He should have been allowed to fumble as usual but get us to the round of 16/quater finals,then after u can then rebuild the team.

For me, AMODU remains the greatest coach ever,to have handled the super eagles(based on time spent/achievments and total matches won/lost).Pls dont tell me its westerhof b/c we all seem to forget that it took him almost 6yrs to qualify us for USA 94 and to win the ANC.

least i forget,pls let the chapter of using foreign based players be closed,Enyimba FC could have done better with or without any fake oyibo/foreign- coach/Lar something.
Anonymous
posted: 07:26 am
@Udeme, from where I 'm standing ur beloved super fat chickens are no better than Bafana simply because in a million years that naija has participated in the Nations Cup I think they only managed to win it just once the same as BB in just nine attempts or should I say 18 years. Again in the world cup, out of the 4 WC played since our re-admission we played in three and most deff gunning for the 4th in Brazil come 2014. Now Udeme, can I hear some noise!!! Viva BB Viva!!!
AbienapeMsanzifinest
posted: 07:35 am
The BOYZ deserve a Big Applause, they did the country proud; at least ending the tournament with a Win and a Draw, It is time to look forward to the future,2012 CAN and 2014 Brazil, Honestly speaking Bafana Bafana has improved in the past few months, considering that they came into the tournament ranked 83 the second lowest among the qualifiers, it was regarded as the weakest team of all the 32 teams, Some analyst and fans were predicting that BAfana Bafana will not win a single game or even get a single point,We proved all skeptics wrong, now that we performed better than Nigeria, Cameroon, some here especially Nigerians try hard to find reasons why they still think we are not improving, beacuse of their deepest hatred to South Africa, they still harbour Jealousy that we are Good Hosts who are continously getting accolades from all over the world and in Africa except in Nigeria. The Truth is South Africa is going UP and Nigeria is going DOWN; we will pass them on our way UP; smell the coffee; Past result do not count for nothing; look how Nigeria and Cameroon with all of thier so-called overseas, experienced players failed dismally to win a single game, only one point each from their relatively easy groups compared to South Africa's group. No hard feelings but the truth hurts; hence some resort to insults which are a sign of a deafeted man. ANYWAY STILL ROOTING FOR GHANA, CIV AND ALGERIA. GUD LUCK. ONE LOVE
Chain Gang
posted: 07:42 am
My prediction was right. Nigeria failed to register a win at the world cup. How can a densely populated country fail to produce a good quality team for the tournament. May be is because of the fact that majority of them were focusing on drugs. All I saw was a bunch of washed up fake soccer stars. If you fail to beat the minnows like Korea, how do you expect to win against us?

As for us South Africans, we are proud to be the host nation. We did well. We drew against Mexico. We defeteated France. What more can you expect from a small nation like us. However, our population has increased drastically because of land invasion by illegal foreigners. They forged their identity documents. This is a fact. Fellow South Africans, please don't take law into your own hands. Let the authorised people deal with them because I fear for their own lives.

Chain Gang Commander
Anonymous
posted: 07:45 am
Gents Please lets use this forum to comment about relevant Article,
lets stop attacking each other, please use facebook or twitter if you want to comments about something not related to Soccer
Proudly South African.
AbienapeMsanzifinest
posted: 07:47 am
Again i still believe that this First World Cup in Africa hosted by South Africa; will change the history of football in Africa and the World. Africa as a continent will get the respect is derseve, the image of Africa being a continent of Poverty; Hunger; Civil Wars; Corrupt governments; HIV/AIDS and Malaria/Polio etc, will change forever. The world has taken notice and got the other side of Africa that Africans can do it themselves too; and the is Hope and Future for Africa; the World can still trust us, many thanks to South Africa and its Friends around the world who made it possible for us to host the world of Footballing Nations, i still believe we will have a respresentative in the last 16; lastly i believe the PSL will now attract more players from all over the world to improve the local game and raise the standard further; remember our BAfana BAfana team was made out of 65% local players and they performed better than other players from Cameroon; Nigeria; France; England who are playing in European leagues; it shows that PSL is a good league and one of the best proffessionally run in Africa and the World and it will improve much after the World Cup..ONE LOVE AFRICA.
Anonymous
posted: 07:52 am
Nig does not hav a team all the player are flops
AbienapeMsanzifinest
posted: 08:04 am
REMINDER OF QUOTES FROM NIGERIANS BEFORE THE GROUP STAGES GAMES:
SE have quality players than Bafana Bafana;SE will play faster; harder and quick football; SE will win their group with easy.draw with Argentina and crush Greece and S.Korea;SE will WIN the World Cup...SE will at the very least; qualify for the Semi-final; SE is Africa's Football GIANT; SE will crush GREECE; S.Korea are minnows..we Will score avalange of goals against them;Bafana BAfana will not get a single point nor a score a sngle goal; BB are weak..they will loose all their games; BB were lucky to draw with Mexico; BB did not play the real France.....
Now that reality has sunk in, none of those people are commenting constructively, now they throw insults, lame reasons why SE performed BAdly than BAfana bafana; How BB were lucky; The fact is result now do not lie to say who performed better between the two countries looking into the strenghts of the oppositions; going forward again it shows that BAfana BAfana are improving and Super Eagles's peformeance has dropped...Can't wait for 2012 CAN 2014 Brazil Qualifiers.
tk.
posted: 08:14 am

nigerians arejust big heads(literal and figurative) big asses, big egos and no brains. where is walee22? i told you guys, you are finished. it is a lesson, action speaks pouder than words. i am suprised that yu are suprised you lost. 4 people with big heads like yours i thought u will be able to see that yakubu is blind. stop living in the past. anyway you have only won how many afcon cups? i have never been so happy in my life. nija is a dead snake, dead. you are a dissapintment nigeria. go to hell in lagos. ha ha ha ha ha ha, he he he hehe he he he. still very proud bafana suppoter. which tam are you playing in the last 16 nija brothers? the gomora and sodoma of africa is cursed. serves you well.
Chain Gang
posted: 08:17 am
Livhuani: 2010-06-23 07:45

Point taken bro! We will talk soccer exclusively form now on. I wish the fellow nigerians do the same. You as well.... I don't want to read your comments saying things like "enough is enough", I heard enough with these nigerians....Peace!

Chain Gang Commander
tk.
posted: 08:24 am
nigeria will winthe weorld cup this year. tsi tsi tsi tsi tsi tsi tsi. in your wet dreams!!!! welcome to reality big dumbos. you call yourselves super eagles, all i saw were headless chickens running around adoring the koreans. the only thing u r good at is running brothels. if there was a world cup of brothels, you will win convincingly. come to think of it, yakbu can make a good boouncer. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. hothaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat bana.
Anonymous
posted: 09:03 am
i would really want to challenge the nigerians that since their super-chickens are out of the world cup, why don`t they go back home with them and see if our crime levels won`t decrease. we all know that nigerians, mozambiquans, zimbabweans are the ones who commit crimes and they are untraceable since they have no proper documentation to be in the country. as for football i told you that you can only do better in junior competitions coz there you always play overage players or using the so called soccer age as you would prefer to call it. you are the england of africa, u always fancy your chances in every major tonourment but choke big time when it is showtime.
JOEL NATALILO SANTANA
posted: 09:13 am
Honestly speaking Nigeria is finished and to all those Big mouthed,"dicks" it is time you face the reliality your Nigeria SE are no longer the so called the powerhouse of soccer in Africa.Dont get me wrong I am not saying South Africa is but mark ma word give us 2-3 years will regain the top 10 bracket position in Africa.I pray to God whosever is going to take over PARRERIA should continue with his vision and with emphasises on DEVELOPMENT where we have seek the assistance of the GHANANIANS in implementing it no NIGERIANS because they advise you to practise age cheating which is what they are good at unfortunately it has not yield any good results for them.Viva Africa.
Anonymous
posted: 09:30 am
@Veron, point of correction, Nigeria has won 2 nations cups and South Africa has won 1. People like you know nothing except TALK TALK TALK and make too much noise about things that you don't know. Also, yes you are right that South Africa has played 3 worldcups but you failed to point out that they (SA) qualified for just 2 of them and got through the back door on the other as host after failing to even qualify for the 2010 nations cup. Don't forget that Nigeria beat South Africa home and away in the qualifiers. NOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS MADE HISTORY AS THE FIRST WORLDCUP HOST TO BE ELIMINATED IN THE 1ST ROUND SINCE THE TOURNAMENT STARTED IN 1930. You should be more concerned about this bad record rather than making noise. By the way, you talked about 2014; well, I think BB should work very hard to build a strong team because there will be no back door entry for you guys anymore.
Anonymous
posted: 09:46 am
Yesterday was a bitter-sweet day for SA. our beloved Bafana Bafan couldn't make it but the the on the other hand all South Africans must be happy that the Super Drug Lords are out as well. That team is finished, all they know is open their huge mouths and talk utter non-sense. And how about their no.6, I've never seen such a fat footballer in my life. Our law enforcement agencies must now make sure that these idiots and their drug-peddling supporters go home and leave our beautiful shores.

Anonymous
posted: 09:48 am
@SANDILE, who told you that Ghana does not practice age cheating? You are jumping out of fry-pan into fire. Did you take a good look at their last U-20 team? Many countries practice age cheating including South Africa. You guys cheat but still you can't win tournaments. You guys even cheated by using a man to run in women's races, and you are here talking about cheating because you are just focused on insulting Nigerians and you are ready to say anything to do just that.
Anonymous
posted: 10:02 am
@Thabo, yes it was a bitter-sweet day. The r.a.p.i.s.t.s (SA) are out. They believe that r.a.p.i.n.g. a child/babies/virgins can help to cure HIV/AIDS. Nigeria is out without making history, BUT SOUTH AFRICA HAS MADE HISTORY AS THE FIRST WORLDCUP HOST TO BE ELIMINATED IN THE 1ST ROUND SINCE THE TOURNAMENT STARTED IN 1930. You should be more concerned about this bad record.
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 am
@ Udeme,

It's actually a record we're not proud of. But you will never have to walk the same path as us as you will never host the World Cup, so on that one, only countries who have hosted/ have potential to host can speak. As far as you from drug and corruption-infested land are concerned, just shut up and get the f%^* out of our beautiful land.

Anonymous
posted: 10:24 am
Does anybody know of a forum (not KickOff) where we(South Africans)can go into debate with our drug-lord brothers?
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