U-23 AFCON: Nigeria 1-0 Senegal


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Nigeria Vs Senegal

Date: December 9, 2015
Kick-off time: 4:00pm Nigerian Time
Venue: Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium, Dakar

Nigeria have clinched one of Africa's three places in the men's football tournament for next year's Olympics in Rio.

They narrowly beat hosts Senegal 1-0 in the first semi-final of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations to earn a place in Saturday's final.

Captain Peter Etebo scored the key goal from the penalty spot.

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Full Time! Nigeria 1-0 Senegal. Nigeria qualify for the men's football event of the 2016 Olympic Games
90+3' Senegal chance! Diaw heads wide from an unmarked position.
90' Five minutes of added time for Nigeria to hold and qualify for the Olympics.
87' Nigeria sub. Ebong off, Yaro Bature on.
85' Nigeria's Seth is booked by Moroccan ref Jiyed Redouane
84' Osimhen nearly makes it 2-0 to Nigeria but heads straight at Pape Ndiaye in Senegal's goal.
83' Senegal sub. Dieng off, Mouhammadou Diallo on
77' GOAL! Senegal 0-1 Nigeria. Oghenekaro Etebo scores from the spot.
72' RED CARD & PENALTY! Senegal down to 10 men as Thioune is sent off for handling the ball in the box though Ebong got the ball in the net. Spot kick to Nigeria.
63' Senegal sub. Nestor Mendy on, Diagne off
63' Nigeria sub. U17 star Osimhen on, Godspower off
60' Cissokho bursts into space and lets fly. Daniel saves! Its beginning to seem like Senegal vs Daniel
59' Daniel spreads out his leg to save from Sarr's one-on-one. Big let-off for Nigeria!
52' Ajayi shows his skills and body strength while eliminating two Senegal players before he is brought down at the end.
46' Second half begins.
Half Time! Nigeria 0-0 Senegal.
45+1' SAVE! Nigeria keeper Daniel makes amends by saving Senegal's spot kick.
45' PENALTY! A minute of added time and Nigeria concede a spot kick as Daniel brings down Dieng.
42' Great passage of play between Etebo and Ajayi puts Ebong within scoring. Cleared by Senegal's Thioune
40' Senegal defender Modou is receiving medical attention.
36' Senegal break on the right channel. Sarr crosses for Keita who heads straight at Daniel to save.
30' Timely clearance by Nigeria just before Senegal pounce in the box.
28' Ball possession: Nigeria 56% - Senegal 44%
17' Daniel stretches to save Modou Diagne's free kick to keep Senegal at bay.
13' Big save by Daniel in a one-on-one with Senegal's Keita.
10' Sarr beats Nigeria defence for pace but his side-footed effort is saved by Daniel.
4' Through-ball to Ebong. His weak shot is saved by Ndiaye.
3' Etebo's free kick is saved by Senegal keeper Pape Ndiaye.
1' Kickoff in Dakar as both teams seek an automatic Olympic place

Line-ups

Nigeria: Emmanuel Daniel; Sincere Seth, Ndifreke Effiong, Godspower Aniefiok, Segun Oduduwa, Tiongoli Tonbara, Oghenekaro Etebo, Usman Mohammed, Junior Ajayi, Chizoba Amaefule, Kufre Ebong

Senegal:
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