Action as it happened: Nigeria vs Zimbabwe

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Nigeria 0-0 Zimbabwe

90+1′ Free-kick to Nigeria in a dangerous position, sent into the box and Zim clears.

90′ Three minutes added.

88′ Iwobi tries his luck from a range, fails to hit the target.

87′ Musa gets the space outside the box, shoots a low drive into the bottom left corner, Chigova parries it away for a corner-kick.

86′ Nigeria Sub: Ogu replaces Obi.

82′ Zim Sub: Munetsi replaces Nakamba.

80′ Nigeria piling up the pressure as the get another corner-kick which is played short, Onyekuru beat his markers into the box before trying a cut-back and Chigova makes a stop.

78′ Nigeria get a corner, Chigova collects.

74′ Onyekuru hits a shot on goal but Chigova saves.

74′ Nigeria Sub: Onyekuru comes on for Chukwueze.

73′ Yellow Card to Etobo (Nigeria).

70′ Both teams taking chances to attack as Dzingai fails to pack a shot at the other end.

69′ Zim get two successive corner-kick, cleared.

63′ Musa threads a dangerous through to Collins who is already on the run but Chigova makes no hesitation and reaches for it first.

62′ Nigeria Sub: Osimhen replaces Onuachu.

61′ Zim get two successive corner-kicks but yield nothing.

60′ Zim now managing to keep the flow of the ball but yet to create a chance on goal.

55′ Iwobi breaks away towards the box but Dzingai makes a timely intervention to block the ball.

48′ Musa sends in a dangerous cross and Chigova stretches to cut the ball for safety.

46′ Nigeria Sub: Awaziem, Musa, Ekong replaces Aina, Kalu and Omeruo.

46′ Zim Sub: Chigova comes on for Sibanda, Kadewere comes on Mushekwi, Chawapiwa replaces Billiat, Dzingai replaces Darikwa, Mahachi replaces Musona.

  • Nigeria the better team in terms of attack as they are forcing their opponents to defend. Zim, on the other end, are relying on counter attacks but are yet to create a chance on target.

45+1′ Kulu sends in a dangerous cross and Hedebe reaches for it first and clears the danger.

45′ One minute added.

41′ Corner-kick to Nigeria, played short and it’s cleared.

41′ Zim launces a quick counter attack and Karuru is at the end of it, he tries from a range but it goes wide.

40′ Corner-kick to Nigeria, cleared but Nigeria come again and keeper saves.

35′ Nigeria seeing more of the ball as the force Zimbabwe to defend.

34′ Free-kick to Nigeria, Obi lofts it into the box and finds no takers to go out for a goal-kick.

32′ Kalu  tries from a range again and  his effort goes over.

26′ Kalu tries to beat his markers and hurries to take a shot on goal but the attempt goes over.

22′ Karuru with a great move to set up Mushekwi who shoots over from outside the box.

19′ Zim on attack with Musona lofting the ball forward to Mushekwi who is dispossessed and results in corner-kick which is cleared.

17′ Iwobi gets space inside the box and shoots on goals but Hadebe blocks it for a corner-kick which is cleared.

15′ Chukwueze goaes past Hadebe before striking on target from the edge of the box and Sibanda goes down to parry the ball away.

13’Lunga breaks away but he is dispossessed and Nigeria recovers.

9′ Zimbabwe make first attack with Darikwa setting up Musona who blasts from an acute angle and hits the side net.

6′ Nigeria with a great build-up and Onuachu is at the end of it, strikes but his shot hits side net. The home team controlling the game in the opening stages.

1′ Zimbabwe gets the play underway.

Nigeria XI: D. Akpeyi, K. Omeruo (Ekong 46′), L. Balogun, J. Collins, O. Aina (Awaziem 46′), O. Mikel (Agu 85′), A. Iwobi, O. Etebo, S. Chukwueze (Onyekuru 74′), S. Kalu (Musa 46′), P. Onuachu (Osimhen 62′).

Warriors XI: E. Sibanda (Chigova 46′), T. Darikwa (Dzingai 46′), D. Lunga, A. Mudimu, T. Hadebe, D. Phiri, M. Nakamba (Munetsi 84′), O.Karuru, K. Billiat (Chawapiwa 46′), K. Musona (Mahachi 46′), N. Mushekwi (Kadewere 46′).



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