Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nigeria and Burkina Faso advance to the quarterfinals of the Nations Cup leaving defending champions Zambia and Ethiopia behind


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have advanced to the quarterfinals of Nations Cup after an unusual 2-0 win against Ethiopia. The Super Eagles occupied the field in search of a win all through the match, and despite the fact they had majority of the possession, they were unable to secure a goal. Finally Nigeria were able to fight back 78 minutes into the game when Chelsea's Victor Moses was scythed down with a two-footed challenge from Alula Girma inside the box, the referee was quick to order a penalty which Moses did not fail to  convert into the first goal for the Super Eagles.
With five minutes to go Moses broke on the counter-attack and won the second penalty of the match when keeper, Sisay Bancha, pulled him down inside the box. With Ethiopia having made all three of their substitiutes, Addis Hintsu had to guard the goalpost and he failed to stop Victor Moses from scoring his second penalty sealing Nigeria’s 2-0 victory.
super eagles vs Ethiopia
Defending champions Zambia have failed to progress to the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations. Burkina Faso and Nigeria go through from Group C. With Burkina Faso and Zambia drawing 0-0 in the other Group D game, Nigeria ended second in the group and will now play Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals of the continental competition