Monday, October 26, 2015

Nigeria Supe Eagles beat Burkina Faso and qualify for 2016 Nations Cup

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles team have secured qualification for the 2016 African Nations championships,CHAN, tournament taking place in Rwanda next year.

The Eagles beat the Etalons of Burkina Faso to the ticket after forcing out a goalless draw in Sunday’s second leg tie in Ouagadougou.

The first leg in Port Harcourt a week ago ended 2-0 in favour of the home-based Eagles and after putting up a resolute defensive display, Nigeria was able to progress at the expense of their West African neighbours.

Hosts Burkina Faso dominated the return leg game, but however failed to translate their dominance into goals as the Eagles struggled to find their bearing and did not create chances.

That nonetheless, the Eagles are set for their second participation in CHAN after missing out on the two earlier editions.

The Eagles made their maiden appearance at the 2014 edition in South Africa where they ended up as bronze medalist.
They will hope to do better in Rwanda next year.

Premium Times

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