SPLIT-SECOND LOSS OF CONCENTRATION ROBS NIGERIA OF POSSIBLE WIN IN UKRAINE

SPLIT-SECOND LOSS OF CONCENTRATION ROBS NIGERIA OF POSSIBLE WIN IN UKRAINE

Nigeria’s Super Eagles blundered a two-goal advantage and got a 2-2 draw in their friendly match with Ukraine on Tuesday night.

The Super Eagles took command of the game almost from the blast of the whistle by the Italian referee, earning the opening goal in the fourth minute through debutant, Joseph Aribo.

They put in the second goal in the 34th minute when Victor Osimhen converted a penalty kick award.

It was his first goal for the senior national team. From that moment, the Nigerian side took a commanding role in the game, winning every ball and daring to increase the tally.

But all that changed within 60 seconds in the 78th minute which was just 12 minutes to regulation time.

Oleksandr Zinchenko reduced the tally for the hosts in the 78th minute. The ovation that greeted the goal had hardly died down when Roman Yaremchuk leveled up.

The goal was initially disputed on account of hand to ball.

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