Salem Ablo of Libya is tackled by Daniel James of Nigeria during the CHAN Group C match between Libya and Nigeria on 19 January 2018 at Grand Stade de Tanger, Tanger Morocco Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jan 19, 2018. 19:42

Welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group C match between Libya and Nigeria at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco on Friday.


Sudan XI: Muhammad Nashnoush, Sanad Maoud, Ahmed El Trbi, Motasem Sabbou, Ahmed Al Maghasi, Mohamed Aleyat, Bader Ahmed, Abdulrahman Ramadhan khalleefah, Saleh Al Taher, Salem Ablo, Omar Aribi.

Nigeria XI: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Osas Okoro, Daniel Itodo, Stephen Eze, Kalu Orji, Emeka, Atuloma, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Rabiu Ali, Emeka Ogbugh, Anthony Okpotu, Sunday Faleye.


61′ – Nigerua sub: Ibrahim IN, Okpotu OUT.

60′ – Libya sub: Omar IN, Al Taher OUT.

55′ – Nigeria striker Ogbugh forces Libya keeper Nashnoush into a good save with a header as the Super Eagles push for the opening goal.

50′ – Nigeria’s Faleye skins Libya defender Al Maghassi, but his cross is out of range for Ogbugh.

46′ – The second-half is underway here in Tangier.

HALF-TIME: Libya 0-0 Nigeria.

45′ – The fourth official has added two minutes.

44′ – The Libya defence has been solid in the first-half with Nigeria struggling to create clear-cut chances.

40′ – Play is stopped as Libya defender El Trbi is down injured.

35′ – Nigeria goalkeeper Ezenwa makes a comfortable save from Libya midfielder Aleyat’s free-kick.

32′ – CAUTION: Al Maghasi (Libya).

30′ – It is still 0-0 as we reach the half-hour mark here in Tangier.

29′ – CAUTION: Orji (Nigeria)

25′ – Play is stopped as Libya attacker Ramadhan is down injured.

20′ – Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by Rwanda in their first Group C game on Monday, while Libya defeated Equatorial Guinea 3-0 on the same day.

15′ – Okoro has a chance to make it 1-0 to Nigeria, but his effort is blocked by the Libyian defence.

10′ – Nigeria attacker Ali plays corner-kick into the Libya box and it is cleared away.

5′ – Both teams are looking lively in the opening stages of the game as they search for an early goal.

1′ – The match is underway.

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