F’Eagles Hit Final after Penalty Drama with Mali

first_imgFemi SolajaNigeria’s Flying Eagles are through to the final match of the African Games after a hectic 120-minute battle with Mali.The Nigerian side survived the tough encounter under intense heat and scaled through 4-3 on penalties after a goalless encounter. Flying Eagles at training session in Poland. The score line speaks little about the tension. It was a drama of penalties.Perhaps the penalty kick miss by Nigeria’s skipper, Ibrahim Abubakar was an indication to the drama that unfolded after the regulation and extra time.With score line at 0-0, the tie had to be broken by penalty shootout. One after the other, the two teams missed their kicks thrice in a row.It was in Nigeria’s fourth kick, by Abubakar Ibrahim that the ball first entered the net. The Malians also scored theirs before Success Makanjuola scored fifth kick.In sudden death, Samuel Nnochiri and Adesina Gata scored just as their Malian opposite numbers. But after Adewale Oladoye scored, Mali’s next kick was saved by the inspired Ogundare to take Nigeria to Friday’s finalEncounters of Mali and Nigeria at the U-20 level had in recent time ended in penalty shoot-out. At the CAF U20 championship in Niger earlier this year, both played 1-1 in the semi-finals. But Mali triumphed on penalties.Last year, both met in the WAFU Cup. The game ended 1-1 with Nigeria victorious 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out.Meanwhile, it is the first time that Nigeria will reach the final of the men’s football tournament of the African Games since losing the gold medal match to Cameroon inside the National Stadium Complex, Abuja in 2003.Nigeria won the gold medal of the football event (no women edition then) of the 2ndAfrican Games she hosted in Lagos in 1973 and then lost in the final to host nation Algeria in 1978.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


first_imgA man charged with speeding has told a Judge that there are 22 families in the same townland as him with the same surname.The man, a Mr Boyce, appeared at Letterkenny District Court after being detected by a Go Safe speed camera van.The court was told that Mr Boyce was registered doing 71kph in a 60kph zone. However Mr Boyce appeared in court and said he had never received a summons to pay the fine.He told Judge Alan Mitchell that there was an issue with letters sometimes getting mixed up in the area as there was 22 families with the same surname as him living in the same townland.And to make matters even more complicated, up to five different people had the same first name as him.Judge Mitchell said he was left with no option but to struck out the charge.MAN CHARGED WITH SPEEDING TOLD JUDGE THERE WERE 22 FAMILIES WITH SAME SURNAME was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BoycedonegalGo Safe Vanspeedinglast_img read more