U23 AFCON Final Live: Nigeria 2-1 Algeria

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Nigeria Vs Algeria

Date: Saturday 12 December, 2015
Kick-off time: 8:00pm Nigerian time
Venue: Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar

Nigeria won the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 victory over Algeria in the final in Dakar on Saturday night.

Oghenekaro Etebo struck either side of an own goal from teammate Segun Oduduwa.

Earlier, South Africa joined the two nations in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games by edging Senegal 3-1 on penaltiesin the third place playoff.
Full Time Nigeria 2-1 Algeria. Nigeria are champions of the Under 23 AFCON 2015.
90+4' Nigeria captain Okechukwu booked for time wasting.
90+2' Benkhemassa's effort from range is saved by Nigeria keeper
87' Algerian defender Ferhani booked for upending Seth
84' Daniel saves Algeria free kick
78' Algeria sub. Striker Oussama Darfalou on for a midfielder Abdelraouf Benguit
77' Nigeria lay siege to Algeria's goal. Good spell of football by Siasia's men.
75' Algeria chance. Daniel in no man's land but Nigeria clears.
71' Nigeria sub. Osimhen off, Yaro Bature on
69' PENALTY SAVE! Nigeria keeper saves Ferhat's spot kick. Rebound cleared
68' PENALTY! Spot kick to Algeria as Nigeria make a sub. Ebong on, Tonbara off
62' Algeria sub. Ben Taharm off, Haddouche on
57' Nigeria keeper Daniel palms away Amokrane's header.
53' Nigeria chance! Osimhen played through. He hits it first time and it's off target.
52' Etebo again ghosts past his markers and goes down on the challenge. Ref waves play on.
48' Oussama Chita side-foots straight at Nigeria keeper Daniel.
46' Second half begins
Half time!
40' GOAL! Nigeria 2-1 Algeria. Etebo steals the ball off Algeria, and bursts off before slotting the ball in. Superb football
35' Freekick to Nigeria in a dangerous area, just outside the 18. Etebo fires into the wall
31' GOAL! Nigeria 1-1 Algeria. Oduduwa scores an own goal from Ferhat's cross. The game is back on level terms.
26' Ball Possession: Nigeria 61%-39% Algeria
25' Algeria keeper makes a meal of Etebo's shot from range and puts off Osimhen on the rebound
18' Algeria chance! Amokrane side-foots the ball off target.
14' GOAL! Nigeria 1-0 Algeria. Etebo picks himself up and converts the spot kick.
13' PENALTY! What a burst of pace from Etebo past the Algerians. He's stopped illegally in the box. Ref says penalty
11' Superb technique by Osimhen to cushion the ball with his chest past Abdellaoui but he fails to apply the finish
6' Etebo swings in a free kick, Algeria keeper drops it but gathers on second attempt.
4' Nigeria pressing high up against the North Africans and harrying them for every ball
1' An early chance for Nigeria, Osimhen hits it straight at Algeria keeper Salhi
0' Nigeria 0-0 Algeria. Kickoff for who wins the tournament.


Nigeria: Emmanuel Daniel; Sincere Seth, Ndifreke Effiong, Segun Oduduwa, Tiongoli Tonbara, Oghenekaro Etebo, Victor Osimhen, Usman Muhammed, Junior Ajayi, Azubuike Okechukwu, Chizoba Amaefule


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