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Sports - March 24, 2017

Eagles ties Senegal in international friendly

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach

The Super Eagles of Nigeria survived the Teranga Lions of Senegal scare in Thursday international friendly played in London. The match ended 1-1.

Senegal’s playmaker Moussa Sow had put his team in front in the 54th minute of the game before a hard fighting Kelechi Iheanacho stole the show for the Nigerian side after he converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute for a late equaliser.

The match played at The Hive, home ground of Barnet Football Club saw the Teranga Lions dominate in full control of the first half and also hitting the Nigerian post.

The Senegalese effort paid off early in the second half when Sow found the back of the Eagles net before Iheanacho restored parity for the Gernot Rohr’s tutored side minutes to the end of the encounter.

The Super Eagles will next take on the Etalons of Burkina Faso on Monday at the same venue.

The friendly games have been arranged to get the Eagles prepared for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which is expected to start in June, and the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in August.

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