Connect with us

International Football

Iheanacho Spot Kick Saves Nigeria Against Senegal



The Super Eagles of Nigeria extended at The Hive Stadium in London on Thursday night their unbeaten run to six following a 1-1 draw with Senegal. The Nigerian side last lost a match on March 29 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt in Alexandria.

The Super Eagles had gone into Thursday’s match handicapped by the absence of key players such as Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Carl Ikeme. Midway into the match, stand in captain, Ogenyi Onazi also got injured and had to be replaced by John Ogu.

Senegal controlled the better part of the first half but could not break the deadlocked until the 54th minute when Moussa Sow scored. Nigeria levelled up seven minutes to regulation time when Kelechi Iheanacho scored from the penalty spot.

Nigeria’s next match will be on Monday when the side face Burkina Faso at the same stadium.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

Continue Reading
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. frank igwebueze

    March 24, 2017 1:37am at 1:37 am

    What this means is that Nigeria is walking a tight rope in all its qualifying matches. The manager must put his acts together

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *