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Half Time Report : Corsica 1-0 Nigeria – Onyekuru Misses Sitter, Mu’azam Shines

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‎The Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently trailing Corsica 0-1 in a friendly game ongoing at the Stade François Coty, Ajaccio.

Nigeria went behind after debutant Tyronne Ebuehi handled in the box as early as the 5th minute in his attempt to clear a cross in the box. Jean Jacques Mandrichi buried the resultant penalty pass Ikechukwu Ezenwa to put Corsica ahead.

Super Eagles went in search of an equaliser, with debutant Mikel Agu pulling the strings from the middle and his pass set Ahmed Musa free, but his well weighted lay was wasted by another debutant Henry Onyekuru with the goalkeeper at his mercy.

Nigeria continue to dominate the game with Oghenekaro Etebo and Musa proving too much to handle for the French Island, particularly Musa whose pace troubled the left back of Corsica.

However Nigeria’s next chance didn’t come from Musa rather from captain Elderson Echiejile who took up a winger’s postion from his role as left back to whip in a telling cross which was headed wide by another debutant Alhassan Ibrahim.

Alhassan popularly referred to as Mu’azam headed wide from close range with the goalkeeper beaten, and ten minutes after his miss his shot was spilled by the Corsica shot stopper but Musa failed to tap home the rebound.

Etebo also came close, while Onyekuru had a half chance to help Nigeria draw level but it wasn’t to be the case as Corsica went into the break leading Nigeria 1-0.

Micahel James