CHAN 2016 BUILD UP: Nigeria 1-1 Angola

Angola’s Palancas Negras and the Nigeria Super Eagles played to a 1-1 draw in a a build up to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Paul Onobi was an early substitute as he sustained a knock in the 35th minute and was replaced by U-23 player, Usman Mohammed.

Angola later missed a penalty just before half time.

The Negras, silver medalists at the 2nd African Nations Championship in Sudan five years ago, tried to pile pressure on the Eagles in the second half, but five substitutions made by Nigeria’s coach, Sunday Oliseh kept the 2014 bronze medalists in the ascendancy.

Nigeria took the lead in the 84th minute when Ibrahim Attah Salau was upended in the Angolan box and midfielder Bartholomew Ibenegbu successfully converted from the resultant penalty kick.

Angola then equalized from a corner kick with only two minutes left in the game.

Another Build-Up:

The Super Eagles have another top-notch friendly – against Cote d’Ivoire – in Pretoria on Monday, 11th January 2016

The Nigeria delegation is expected to arrive in Kigali on January 15 – three days to the Eagles’ first match of the 4th African Nations Championship, against Niger Republic.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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