Dele Ajiboye

Nigeria held by Liberia

Nigeria held by Liberia

Posted: 17 April 2011 Time: 11:09 am

Daniel Uchechi scored a penalty at one end, and Dele Ajiboye saved at the other as Nigeria's Under 23 team were held to a 1-1 draw by Liberia on Saturday night in Monrovia. 

Fired up by the ill-treatment from the Liberia FA, the Nigeria team took the game to their hosts and were rewarded when Uchechi was hauled down in the area on the half hour mark.

The Leicester man picked himself up to convert the resultant spotkick.

But that lead lasted only another half hour, as Johnson Samuel drew level for the hosts.

Liberia had a chance to win the game with 15 minutes left when Edet Ibo mistimed a tackle in the box, but the resultant penalty was saved by Ajiboye.   The goalkeeper was taken off injured in stoppage time but the Nigerians held on for the draw. 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:33 am
Could someone please tell me the similarities between our U23 that defeated EG home and away and those who drew 1-1 with Liberia?
Anonymous
posted: 12:04 pm
Bola, its basically the same team
Anonymous
posted: 01:36 pm
south africa 1 MALI 4
kaluik
posted: 01:51 pm
Men you guy need to come to Liberia one day, even the environment is intimidating, i mean the same thing with sierra Leone, in fact you can still see the picture of the past war, my wife is a sierra Leonian and i have in Freetown and Monrovia Liberia, i mean in the night is darkness, no light in Liberia, you can still see houses destroyed by bombs, you know the picture of war is still around, so just don't worry we will kill them off in Nigeria, let them come, even all the west Africa when they see Nigeria they try to play hard, just 3 - 0 in Benin Nigeria will do the job.
kaluik
posted: 01:53 pm
we need some of the forign base team, watch Eguavon he will call every thing in this work that is under the age braket, please make him call that boy Anthony uja
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
can't win them all. Great job by the keeper to save the penalty and get the tie.
Who were the other starters besides Uchechi and Ajiboye??
elpressi
posted: 09:54 am
WHERE'S KABIR AKINSOLA, SHERIFF ISSA, RAMON AZEEZ, OJABU OMOH, EMMANUEL, CHRISANTUS, RABIU IBRAHIM AND KING OSANGA?

EGUAVOEN IS CLUELESS ABEG PEOPLE!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:40 pm
shut up people shut up, a draw is not the end of the world and when the team won with a good margin last time everyone was full of praise, now you criticize the coach, some people are fools on this site, shut the hell up and watch, we dont have to win all game and not all team are bad, people need to get some senses im not impressed at all by idiotic fool that make comment on this site with the head upside down. if you are a true Nigerian and a naija fan you accept defeat and look forward to turning then into victories!!!!
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