It is a make or mar encounter for the Super Eagles as they face a herculean task in Alexandria when they take-on the Pharaohs... Egypt vs Nigeria Match Ends in 1-0

Mohamed Salah’s late minute strike denied Nigeria all three points in Kaduna on Friday March 25, after Etebo Oghenekaro had put the Eagles ahead on the hour-mark.

However, Chad’s withdrawal from the qualifying series has left Nigeria facing a must-not-lose encounter at Egypt today March 29.

Chad pulled out of the qualifiers citing financial constraints as their reason for doing so.

As a result, all games involving Chad are null and void and Nigeria are two points adrift of Egypt with two rounds of qualifying remaining.

Should Nigeria defeat Egypt tonight, they will be the favourites to finish at the top of the standings going into the last game with a point lead over the Pharaohs with Tanzania visiting the Eagles at home in September.

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Team List:

Nigeria starting XI: Akpeyi, Shehu, Amuzie, Ambrose, Oboabona, Mikel Obi, Etebo, Aminu, Musa, Victor Moses, Ighalo

Substitutes: Echiejile, Iheanacho, Azubuike, Simon, Ezenwa, Onazi, Iwobi

Egypt Starting XI: Shennawy; Gaber, Rabia, Hegazy, Tolba, Ibrahim Salah, Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Ramadan Sobhy, Salah, Marwan Mohsen.

90+4′ Referee blows the final whistle and Nigeria will not go to an African Nations Cup (AFCON) for a second consecutive time. It ended Egypt 1 – 0 Nigeria


90+2′ Rabia perfectly shields the ball into touch to gift the North Africans a goal kick.


90′ Four minutes added-on!


89′ Nigeria appeal for a penalty as an Egyptian seem to have handled the ball inside the 18, “play-on” says the referee.


88′ Foul on Victor Moses as Nigeria win a freekick.


85′ Great string of passes by the Eagles as Ighalo wastes a precious chance to put Nigeria back in this game.


83′ Victor Moses fires a shot which hits the upright. That would have given Nigeria a lifeline.


82′ Iwobi fires a shot over the bar with the game less than 10 minutes.


81′ The Super Eagles are making frantic efforts to get a goal, but the Pharaohs have repelled every attack of the Eagles.


80′ Hassan comes on for Sobhi in Egypt’s last change.


79′ Ighalo finds space but shoots so poorly. Corner kick to Nigeria (Their first of this game)


77′ Beautiful first-touch for Ighalo as an Egyptian defender clears the ball into touch.


75′ Abdalah Said fires a shot over the bar. That was his last touch, as he has just been replaced. He has had a wonderful performance tonight.


74′ Ahmed Musa fires a tame shot which sails just wide as Eagles continue to search for a crucial equalizer.


72′ Siasia throws his last card. Replaces Aminu Shehu for Arsenal’s sensation Alex Iwobi.


70′ The Super Eagles are struggling to keep possession, as the crown continue to cheer the Pharaohs.


68′ Nigeria needs atleast two goals now. Can the Super Eagles get something here?


65′ GOOOOAAAAALLLL! Egypt get the much needed lead. Ramadan Sobhy’s strike was deflected into the net.


63′ Ohgenekaro has been injured after an aerial clash. He is replaced by Moses Simon.


60′ Moses powers his way into the Egyptian area and was fouled, but referee signals play-on.


59′ The home side appeal for a penalty as the call falls in to the deaf ears of the referee.


57′ Salah has shouldered the Pharaohs in this epic encounter, the AS Roma forward has been really impressive.


55′ Ighalo gets the ball, tries to lay a through pass for Musa who could not get the signal.

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