Friday, January 22, 2016 1:57 pm
Here is the preliminary information you need to know about the crucial match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles B and Tunisia ‘ s Carthage Eagles in the African Nations Championship in Kigali, Rwanda.
Nigeria needs to win this match to qualify for the quarter finals. Tunisia, champions in 2012 also want to win to stay in contention for qualification, having drawn their first game against Guinea, 2-2. To show it means business, Nigeria has thrown Chisom Elvis Chikatara, the man who banged three goals against Niger, on the attack, from the blow of the whistle.
VENUE: STADE DE KIGALI/RWANDA
Referee JOSHUA BONDO (BOT)
Assistant Referee 1 OAMOGETSE GODISAMANG (BOT)
Assistant Referee 2 MOTHIBIDI STEVENS KHUMALO (RSA)
Reserve Referee MAHAMADOU KEITA (MLI)
Commissioner ANWER ELTASHANI (LBY)
General Coordinator ADNAN EL GUINDY (EGY)
TUNISIA Shirt:White Short:White Socks:White
1 RAMI JERIDI GK 15.09.84 CSS TUNIS
4 ZIED BOUGHATTAS DF 05.12.1990 EST (TUN)
7 MAROUANE TEJ DF 28.04.1988 ESS (TUN)
8 ABDELKADER OUESLATI MF 07.10.1991 CA (TUN)
9 AHMED AKAICHI FW 23.02.1989 ESS (TUN)
12 ALI MAALOUL (C) DF 01.01.1990 CSS (TUN)
13 KARIM AOUADHI MF 02.06.1986 CSS (TUN)
14 MOHAMED BEN AMOR MF 03.05.1992 ESS (TUN)
15 MOHAMED ALI MONSER MF 28.04.1991 CSS (TUN)
17 MATHLOUTHI HAMZA DF 25.07.1992 CAB (TUN)
21 DERBALI ZIED DF 11.10.1984 CSS (TUN)
Coach Name:HATEM MISSAOUI (TUN)
2 IHEB MBARKI DF 14.02.1992 EST (TUN)
3 SLIMANE KCHOK DF 07.05.1994 CAB (TUN)
5 ALI MECHAN DF 12.07.1993 EST (TUN)
6 MERIAH YASSINE MF 02.07.1993 CSS (TUN)
10 AHMED KHALIL MF 21.12.1994 CLUB AFRICAIN (TUN)
11 EDEM RJAIBI FW 05.04.1994 EST (TUN)
16 MOHAMED JEBALI GK 28.06.1990 ESS (TUN)
18 SAAD BGUIR FW 22.03.1994 EST (TUN)
19 ESSIFI HICHEM FW 27.02.1987 SG (TUN)
20 SEIFEDDIN JAZIRI FW 11.02.1993 CA (TUN)
22 ALI JEMAL GK 09.06.1990 USBG (TUN)
23 AHMED HOSNI FW 14.12.1988 SG (TUN)
NIGERIA Shirt:Green Short:Green Socks:Green
Nigerian team list:
1 IKECHUKWU EZENWA GK 16.10.1988 SUNSHINE STARS AKURE (NGA)
3 CHIMA UCHE AKAS (C) DF 03.05.1994 SHARKS FC, PORT-HARCOURT (NGA)
4 MUHAMMED USMAN MF 02.03.1994 TARABA UNITED FC (NGA)
5 OBAROAKPO AUSTIN AJOKPAOGHENE DF 10.11.1992 ABIA WARRIORS FC (NGA)
7 AGGREH OBUS PRINCE FW 30.09.1996 SUNSHINE STARS AKURE (NGA)
8 IFEANYI MATHEW FW 20.01.1997 EL-KANEMI WARRIORS FC (NGA)
10 ONOBI PAUL ODEH MF 27.12.1992 SUNSHINE STARS AKURE (NGA)
13 CHIKATARA CHISOM ELVIS FW 24.11.1994 ABIA WARRIORS FC (NGA)
14 MATHEW ETIM DF 02.09.1989 RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FC ENUGU
17 OKORO OSADEBAMWEN MOSES MF 07.09.1990 RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FC ENUGU
21 EZE STEPHEN DF 08.03.1994 SUNSHINE STARS AKURE (NGA) 1 90
Coach Name:SUNDAY OGORCHUKWU OLISEH (NGA)
2 ORJI KALU OKOGBUE DF 19.06.1992 RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FC ENUGU
6 ALIMI JAMIU X DF 05.10.1992 3SC FC, IBADAN (NGA)
9 ADENIJI BABATUNDE TEMITOPE FW 17.09.1995 SUNSHINE STARS AKURE (NGA)
11 BASSEY EZEKIEL JOSEPH FW 10.11.1996 ENYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FC ABA (NGA)
12 IBENEGBU BARTHOLOMEW MF 22.02.1986 WARRI WOLVES FC (NGA)
15 IBRAHIM SALAU MF 04.08.1994 3SC FC, IBADAN (NGA)
16 THOMAS AFEBUNHAME OLUFEMI GK 05.08.1989 ENYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FC ABA (NGA)
18 BATURE YARO KAWU MF 15.12.1995 NASARAWA UNITED FC (NGA)
19 CHRISTOPHER MAICHIBI DF 12.12.1995 GIWA FC JOS (NGA)
20 UCHECHUKWU ONYEDIKACHI BRIGHT FW 12.06.1996 IFEANYI UBA FC (NGA)
22 GBADEBO SAMSON DARE DF 19.10.1996 LOBI STARS FC (NGA)
23 ODAH OKIEMUTE GK 23.11.1988 WARRI WOLVES FC (NGA)
POS : Position
GK : GoalKeeper
M : Midfielder
A : Absent
N : Not Eligible to play
Y : Single Yellow Card
2Y : Expulsion Due to 2nd Caution
R : Direct Red Card
D : Defender
F : Forward
C : Captain
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The game starts on the stroke of 2 pm Nigerian time.
6 minutes after, no decisive break either side yet. Still all square.
7.20: Tunisia break to the goal from left ruled office.
8.11 Nigerian player fouled. Free kick intercepted.
9.00 Nigerian throw – in . Another Nigerian player fouled. Free kick from the right corner.
Free kick menacingly taken. But Tunisia defence blocks a resulting shot from the left.
12.00 Nigerian corner. Again thwarted.
13.00 Tunisia in counter attack. Shot attempted at Nigerian 18 yard box. Blocked by defender.
A minute later. Tunisia on another attack, but goalkeeper blocked the shot into play. But Nigerian defender pushes it to corner.
14.00 A Tunisia corner. Nigerian keeper, EZENWA goes for it. But landed injured.
Play stopped for some moments.
18.00: Tunisia has been on more attacks than the Nigerians.
A Tunisia player is down after clashing with Chikatara for aerial control of ball just behind the centre.. Stretcher called. But player stands up.
22.00 Nigerian attack again thwarted. Another move also thwarted seconds after.
23.00Throw in for Tunisia, But the Carthage Eagles could not make anything out of it. Now a Nigerian throw. Ball passed to Chikatara. But he was brought down.
25.00. Algerian player injured. He is stretchered out. But he is back again.
26.45 Tunisia s keep harassing Nigerian defenders. Another shot at goal. But blocked by Nigerian keeper. EZENWA has had to keep off several shots. The Tunisia keeper not so harried.
29.00 Nigeria on the move again. Chikatara spotted just outside the Tunisia box. But ruled offside.
30 minutes after, the Tunisians are approaching proceedings more businesslike than Nigerians. Another attack on east minute by Tunisia stopped by Nigeria.
33.00 Nigerian fouled deep on the field. Free kick taken. But no problem for Tunisia goalie.
35.00 another Tunisia penetrative into the Nigerian 18 yard box.
36.00. A beautiful cross by Nigeria into Tunisia bix. Chikatara fails to connect.
38.00 Tunisia Jersey 13, Karim Ouadhi on the floor. He gets attention and game goes on.
41.00 Nigerian jersey 8, Ifeanyi Mathew fouled just outside of Tunisia box. As we await the free kick, Tunisia number 13, Ouadhi eventually goes out.
Free kick taken, but not useful.
44.00 TUNISIA scores with a header after a cross. Ruled out of order.the players are arguing with the linesman. Jersey 14, Mohamed Ben Amor gets a yellow card. On play back, the cross appears to have been taken after the ball had crossed the line.
45.00 TWO MINUTES of extra time. End of the first half.
The Tunisians have generally played better than Nigerians in this first half. Nigeria on the front line has lacked a cutting edge finish. May be we shall witness a turnaround in the second half by
coach Sunday Oliseh. May be.
The players are back now for the second segment. They are taking positions.
Nigeria makes a change: EZE goes out for ORJI. This game is being watched by Acting FIFA president Isa Hayatou.
46.00 Tunisia makes straight for our goal area on attack. But attempt frustrated. Two minutes after another Tunisia shot goes wild.
The first 5 minutes here show the Tunisians again a better coordinated team.
51.30 Nigeria scores. It’s Chikatara again. Nigeria lashes on a defensive error. One Two game. Ball passed to Chikatara. He did a clinical finish. GOAL NUMBER FOUR FOR Chikatara.
54.00 Tunisia makes a substitution. Jersey 18 goes out for number 8.
57.00. Nigeria now appear to have kept proceedings under control. Tunisia breaks out from the right, but move checked.
59.00 Nigeria number 4 Usman injured. But he is up again.
60.00 The Tunisians keep pressing. But no show.
61.00 EZENWA sends goal kick straight to Chikatara. But he played it wide.
62.30. TUNISIA chance. Again no show.
63.00 Tunisia make another substitution. HICHEM comes in.
64.00 Nigeria attacking from the left side. Contained for throw in.
66.00 Nigerian corner after EZENWA shoot to the Nigerian forward line. Taken, but danger checked.
70.00 AKAICHI scores for Tunisia. ALL THE hard work and tenacity rewarded.
72.00 a Nigerian counter move wasted. Chikatara gave a long pass to Nigerian number 7.He lost touch.
A Tunisia player stretchered out for treatment.
Tunisia makes another substitution.
75 minutes after. Still all square. Nigeria 1, Tunisia 1.
77.00 Tunisia on the attack again. Ball misses net by a few inches. Yet another attack. EZENWA catches the ball right on the foot of Tunisia attacker.
Almost 80 minutes, Nigeria also makes a substituion.
81.00. It is the Tunisians still attacking Nigeria.
82.00 a Nigerian response but number 12 foray into box was thwarted.
83.32. ORJI fouls a Tunisia player. It’s going to be a free kick. But 4 Tunisians caught offside.
Almost 85 minutes gone. Still 1-1.
86.30 Tunisia Jersey 7 on the floor, after contact with a Nigerian player.
89.00 Another Tunisia goal, almost.But EZENWA parries to corner.
Full time spent now. Three minutes extra time added. One minute already gone. Seems like the two teams have settled for a share of the points.
Nigeria in last minute effort to change the script. A cross from the right headed out by Tunisia defender. Tunisia keeper down.
TIME is spent. Nigeria comes with a throw in. Moments after, Referee BONDO ends the game.
And so Nigeria will need to beat Guinea in the next match or at least get a draw to Move into the quarter finals. TUNISIA Too with 2 points in two games need an outright victory against Niger to move on.
Niger and Guinea play next.
Thanks for staying tuned.