International

Super Eagles back on track

2014-10-15 20:35
Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring during the group F World Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (AP, Michael Sohn)

Abuja - African champions Nigeria have revived their hopes of qualifying for next year's Africa Cup of Nations when they defeated Sudan 3-1 in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nigeria have now climbed to third place in Group A with four points from as many matches.

South Africa lead the standings on seven points, while Congo are second with six points. Sudan are bottom with three points.

Next month Nigeria travel to Congo, before they host South Africa to round up their campaign for a place at the 2015 Nations Cup.

The Super Eagles opened the scoring after 48 minutes when Ahmed Musa latched on to a through ball by Mikel Obi, wiggled through the Sudan defence before he slid the ball home.

But Sudan restored parity in the 55th minute when Salah Ibrahim slotted home from a pass from inside the box.

China-based striker Aaron Samuel restored Nigeria's lead in the 66th minute when he stabbed home a loose ball after a mix-up between Sudan goalkeeper Akram El Hadi and his defender.

Musa got his brace in the 90th minute when he capitalised on another Sudan defensive lapse, rounded up another defender before he slotted home for Nigeria's third goal.

Nigeria were at best disjointed in the first half as they attacked from the onset in front of theor ho0me fans at the Abuja National Stadium.

And it was the visitors who created the better chances on the counter attack in the first 45 minutes.


Read more on:    sudan  |  nigeria  |  afcon 2015  |  ahmed musa  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.