Nigeria defeats Ethiopia 2-1 in soccer friendly

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Nigeria defeats Ethiopia 2-1 in soccer friendly

Unread post by zeru » 04 Jan 2014 13:41

Abuja – The Nigeria Super Eagles defeated the Ethiopian Walias 2-1 in a soccer friendly match played here today.
The following is a live update posted in Premium Times by sports reporter, Aderonke Ogunleye.
FULL TIME: Nigeria 2-1 Ethiopia.
Uzochukwu UGONNA of Enugu Rangers scored the second

17:56 goal! An Ethiopian substitute, has grabbed one goal back for his country, raising their chances of scoring a last minute equalizer.
17:43 Nigeria makes first substitution of the match. OBAJE JOSHUA is substituted for Ibrahim Aliyu. 79′ Nigeria 2- 0 Ethiopia
17:32 Behaylu ASSEFA is perhaps, Ethiopia’s best player in this match. He has led several unsuccessful onslaughts on the Nigerian defence. Nigeria still leading 2-0 but the game and tackling has evened as the Ethiopians push hard for a comeback.
17:25 Second half have began. The Ethiopians are out to score at all cost, attacking with full force, but the Nigerian side fighting hard to retain the lead. A shot from Dawet Fekadu was saved by Agbim on the 11th minute of the second half.
Half Time: Nigeria 2-0 Ethiopia
16:53 As the first half draws closer to the end, the Ethiopians have tightened up their defence and making more attempts on the Nigerian goal side. An attempt by ASRAT MEGERSA of Ethiopia was wasted as Agbim saved the shot on the 37′
16:43 GOOOOOOOAL! Nigeria now leading Ethiopia by two goals to nil. Uzochukwu UGONNA scored the second goal in the 30′ with a header with an assist from Ejike Uzoenyi 30′
The 60 000 capacity Abuja stadium is scantily filled by a cheering crowd of about 5 000. Goal line still Nigeria 1-0 Ethiopia.
16:32 More than 20 minutes played so far. Nigeria having the upper hand in the match, leading with one goal and desperately seeking more, but wasting chances. So far, the Ethiopians have had one on-target attempt at the Nigerian goal.
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