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As it happened: Nigeria beat Niger 4-1 in CHAN opener

18 January 2016, 16:30Israel Ojoko

Kigali: Super Eagles began their African Nations Championship on a bright note with a 4-1 win over Niger.

Chisom Chikatara scores a hat-trick, and Osas Okoro got a goal to ensure Nigeria win its first game.

FT: Nigeria 4-1 Niger

90 + 2' GOAL Chikatara scores for Nigeria to complete his hat-trick

90' Three minutes added time

88' Chikatara misses a chance for a hat-trick

87' Youssouf's header went over the bar

82' Nigeria 3-1 Niger

81' GOAL Chikatara scores another for Nigeria

80' GOAL Adebayor scores for Niger

75' Chikatara's goal comes via an Osas cross to put Nigeria  two goals ahead

74' GOAL Chikatara scores

70' Nigeria sub: Ibenegbu off for Muhammed

66' Paraisso fails to utilise a golden opportunity

64' Niger sub: Salamoun off for Ganiyu

60' Chikatara brought down close to the edge of the box for a freekick to Nigeria

57' Adebayor was close to scoring for Niger, as Nigeria's Adeniji comes off for Chikatara

55' Nigeria 1-0 Niger

51' Niger sub: Paraiso on for Koudize

45' GOAL! Osas Okoro scores for Nigeria

Second half gets underway

HT: Nigeria 0-0 Niger.

45' One minute is added after the duration of first 45 minutes

44' Nigeria win a corner after Osas missed a chance on goal, but Niger GK was strong enough to save the corner kick

42' Youssouf missed a chance for Niger

40' Nigeria 0-0 Niger

39' Niger wins freekick but could not make anything good out of it.

38' Both sides still trying to break the deadlock

30' Nigeria 0-0 Niger

29' Niger's Garba caught off side

28' Nigeria in control of the ball at the moment.

14' Osas misses a good chance.

11' GK Ezenwa saves Niger's freekick.

9' Niger win a freekick as Alimi is booked.

6' Aggreh's cross went above the bar

1' Game kick off

Both teams take the National Anthems.

Teams now filing out on the pitch.

Nigeria play Niger in a Group C 2016 CHAN opener.

Venue is the Stade Regional Nyamirambo, Kigali

Time: 5pm Nigeria time

- News24


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