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Match report: Nigeria beat Ethiopia with two penalties from Victor Moses

Posted: 29 January 2013 Time: 9:23 pm

Nigeria are through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals, after a 2-0 win over Ethiopia in their final Group C match on Tuesday.

Victor Moses scored twice from the penalty spot in the last 10 minutes to send the Super Eagles through.

Nigeria ended in second in Group C, after Burkina Faso and Zambia drew 0-0.

The Super Eagles dominated the first half, as has come to be expected this tournament, but again were unable to make their possession count.

They created plenty of chances, but were not able to turn those opportunities into goals.

Luckily for Nigeria, Ethiopia were as unconvincing in front of goal, creating just one half-chance in the first half, when Saladin Said sent a free header wide of the target.

Efe Ambrose could have headed home from a free-kick early in the match, but sent the ball over the crossbar.

Shortly after, Ikechukwu Uche headed wide after a free-kick from Moses, and a few minutes later Elderson Echiejile forced a save from Ethiopian keeper Sisay Bancha, with a header from a corner.

Just before half-time Kenneth Omeruo had the best chance of the half, as the ball fell at his feet after some confusion in the box, but the defender shot over the bar from close range.

After the restart Omeruo was back in the thick of things, this time with a header on goal, but – again – it went just over the bar.

10 minutes from time Moses was pulled down inside the box by Alula Girma, and coolly converted the spot-kick to put the Nigerians 1-0 up.

Five minutes later Moses went on the counter-attack, and was brought down by Sisay Bancha in the box. The keeper was shown his second yellow card and dismissed.

Ethiopia had made all three of their substitutions, and Addis Hintsu had to take the gloves for Moses’ second penalty. He went the right way, but the ball hit the back of the net and sealed the victory for Nigeria.

 

HOME: Ethiopia

  • 0 Sisay Bancha
  • 0 Abebaw Butako
  • 0 Alula Girma
  • 0 Biadgelegn Elias
  • 0 Degu Debebe
  • 0 Yusuf Saleh
    68 mins - Berhanu Bogale
  • 0 Addis Hintsa
  • 0 Dawit Estifanos
    46 mins - Minyahil Teshome
  • 0 Oumed Ukuri
    46 mins - Fuad Ibrahim
  • 0 Saladin Said
  • 23 Getaneh Kebede

AWAY: Nigeria

  • 1 Vincent Enyeama
  • 3 Elderson Echiejile
  • 5 Efe Ambrose
  • 14 Godfrey Oboabona
  • 22 Kenneth Omeruo
  • 10 John Obi Mikel
    90 mins - Joseph Yobo
  • 13 Fegor Ogude
  • 19 Sunday Mba
  • 9 Emmanuel Emenike
    75 mins - Brown Ideye
  • 11 Victor Moses
  • 15 Ikechukwu Uche
    66 mins - Ahmed Musa

Previous comments on this story...

Nkata Offor 1 of Igbo land
posted: 09:24 pm
Keshi is zeroooooooooooooooo
twentyone guns
posted: 09:28 pm
Hope the zombies will enter into the hole they came from humbly
alhajibolaji554
posted: 09:31 pm
Nigreria could have played better, but we played good. Only problem is that we are facing CIV. Well...her we go.
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 09:32 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα
SIASIA IS STILL THE BEST !!!

God send us through tonight,... So undeserved tbh
On-aburi-we-stand
posted: 09:33 pm
i think i agree with you @Nkata Offor 1 of Igbo land keshi has no idea of what to do. no pattern no game plan nothing. for those supporting keshi you can all see for yourself that Siasia is way ahead of keshi
lastairbender
posted: 09:33 pm
i will have said moses send us to the promise land but with ivory coast he have send us to dead land,,, keshi u dont have it quite please
oga
posted: 09:33 pm
Congrats guys. Hard victory. If only you had been more aggressive in your two opening matches this game would have been a stroll in the park. Keshi will still have to work on his defence, especially on Efe Ambrose. Well, anything from here is bonus for this young team.
pause&ponder
posted: 09:37 pm
yinka one love, how old are you ?
UZ0
posted: 09:38 pm
Keshi cant bring this team to compose two passes and a nice build up.
Ethiopia gave Niger two CHEAP penalties to help them.
Moses's penalty taking was the most composed thing Nigeria did all game long.
With that kind of display, we are not going far in this tournament.
SIA's team would have destroyed this team in open play.


UZO
henfry
posted: 09:38 pm
with Keshi we are going no whre.
Anonymous
posted: 09:38 pm
Nigeria are not just good enough to play Ivory Coast. What I couldn't understand is the fact that Ethiopia are not good in sprinting but still play quicker than Nigeria. What a shame. You have got to play to your strength passing on the pitch is our strength. I don't understand why Nigeria keep playing high balls. Why not play on the ground pass the ball quickly and move forward. Anyway, they have reach the bus stop but It's going to be a shame that Nigeria will be disgraced by Ivory Coast.
llaLLA
posted: 09:40 pm
Great play by Ethiopian Team. Nigerians were playing a mind game as "blame it on the poor referee" . They were just looking for a penalty since they know that they can't score.

The journalist who wrote this article has disgusted me by the way. be it, this Nigerian team is so poor.
henfry
posted: 09:41 pm
NFA kindly bring back Siasia ,
TroyBoateng
posted: 09:41 pm
Was that Nigerian School Team I saw today or the Super Eagles? My God! Anyway I'm happy they made west africa proud by qualifying bt they disappointed me with their performance. ZAMBIA LOUD foul mouths where are you people?
Kerewa
posted: 09:42 pm
just finished taking my phenobabitone. is this football? struggling against ethiopia. it pisses me off that players dont make runs when they re off the ball. they dont look out for pockets of spaces to fill. they stand like statues. is that what keshi tot them. just lil movements would ve killed off ethiopians.
Johnhandsome
posted: 09:48 pm
####### kaizer chiefs no:1 in the Uk or whatever your name is, I have monitored your conversations on here and all you know is being so abusive. You better grow up and work on your attitude. Can't you for once say something nice? I just hope your ignorance and stinking attitude wouldn't land you in trouble. For goodness sake, this is football. These guys are all representing their countries why not congratulate them instead of being silly. Every time you come here you don't have anything good to say........... I am not surprised at people like you cos it shows your upbringing. One more time, I say grow up and stop your totally bad and unnecessary behaviour. What do I expect from someone like you? after all your name here says it all. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAMS WHO HAVE MADE IT TO THE QUARTERS. Congrats to Super Eagles especially, they had to work hard for that.
TroyBoateng
posted: 09:52 pm
RUBBER BULLETS couldn't fire this time. CHEAP POLIO POLIO hahahhahahahaha I can't stop laughing
ijiesyoung
posted: 09:53 pm
THE WORST TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA FOOTBALL.WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET IT RIGHT? KESHI IS NOT THE MESIAH AT ALL.NFA SHOULD WAKE UP BECAUSE THERE IS NO TEAM HERE.THE EARLIER THEY DISSOLVE THIS TEAM THE BETTER.MARK MY WORD,IVORY COST WILL WALK THEM OVER CHEAPLY.
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 09:59 pm
@Anonymous
I AM GOING TO MAKE IT NICE FOR YOU!!!!!NIGERIA IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD WHO WILL WIN AFCON 2013 AND GO ON AND WIN BRAZIL 2014.THEY ARE FAR MUCH BETTER THAN MY BELOVED BAFANA BAFANA THOUGH EVERYONE SAW THAT THERE WAS A BROWN ENVELOPE.

MIKEL IS 21,EMENIKE16.ENYEMA,23 INFACT ALL YOUR TEAM IS MADE UP OF ALL UNDER 23 PLAYERS.
TroyBoateng
posted: 10:01 pm
Lmao herve retard from hero to
zero.where is ur luck dis tym u think
football be
mouth.madafackers,useless team u
want to defend ur cup but u were
striked out.hahaha zambia will
disgrace africans in brasil dats y
ghana will make sure dey dnt go. U hv
24hrs to pack ur torn bags n leave SA
quick quick..
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