Kenya 1-1 Nigeria (As it happened; minute by minute) – World Cup qualifier


                             Kenya 1-1 Nigeria

And it’s the final whistle now, the referee signals for the end of the game. Nigeria barely escape from the claws of defeat. Kenya will go back home very proud of their efforts

90‘: Nnamdi Oduamadi scores for Nigeria.

GOALLLLL! Nigeria scores.

Five minutes of added time here in Calabar as the hosts search for an equalizer.

87‘ Moses out , Agu in for Nigeria

Ideye misses opportunity to score as ball falls to him from Mikel’s miss-kick but Origi stops him.
Kenyan coach Adel Amrouche has been sent off – sent into the stands as the game enters the last five minutes
Ahmed Musa tries a spectacular scissors kick but misses and instead knocks a Kenyan defender. The ball falls to Oduamadi who tries to cross into the box is taken away
Scramble in the Kenyan goal as the Nigerians try to force their way in thereby fouling goalkeeper Origi

78′ Kenya narrowly miss a second goal as they lead Nigeria,

From Kolade Oni: “Super Eagles’ technical bench seems confused with all members sitting anxious, with bated breath.” If it was me, I’d feel worse. Come on boys! Okay, I’m trying to be as neutral as possible, but…e no easy


Another Nigeria corner kick from Moses but Mikel’s header is blocked. Crowd anxious now.

74′ Nnamdi Oduamadi replaces Sunday Mba for Nigeria

I can hear the Calabar fans screaming now: “All we are saying, give us one goal!!!” Can the Eagles hear that?

23 Origi confidently save a threatening shot from Nigeria’s Moses

19:22 Amrouche on the touchline organizing his charges as Keshi looks on from his stand.

20: Nigeria – Ahmed Musa replaces Obafemi Martins in the attack.

15 Dennis Oliech limps out of the field after he was brought down. Stars sticking to Amrouche’s plan of attacking more than defending as is the norm for visiting teams.

12 Edwin Lavatsa replaces Jamal Mohammed as Amrouche seeks to strengthen his side for an all important win in Calabar

04 John Obi Mikel, Vincent Enyeama, Elderson Echiejile and Obafemi Martins, who scored twice in the 2009 clash are the only four Super Eagles’ players from that team that are being relied on in today’s clash.

02 Victor Moses hurriedly threatens Origi but the Kenya defence proves hard for him to penetrate.

2nd Half: Kicks off

The closest Kenya came to beating Nigeria was on January 12, 1997 when it forced a 1-1 draw in the 1998 World Cup Qualifier but on June 07, 1997 Nigeria trounced Kenya 3-0 in the same 1998 World Cup Qualifier


47 Eagles miss chance to equalize from a free kick.

44min: Moses runs in, fires a shot, missed a chance..

44 Superb save by Origi

43 Two minutes to half time Kenya 1-0 Nigeria. Francis Kahata put the visiting side ahead in the 37′

40 Harambee Stars go in search of their first win against Super Eagles.

37 Francis Kahata scores with a deft free kick.

Kenya scores a GOAAAALLLLLL

35 Echejile gets yellow card.

34 Eagles coach not happy as his side fails to display great game. Stars coach Amrouche looking confident as his side tightens defence and attacks more

33mins: Kenya in Eagles box gets a chance but ball roll across the goal for a kick.

32 Martins shoots across bar as the Eagles show thirst for goals.

30: Kenya’s no 8 shirt player gets a yellow for a tackle on Eagles player

26 Nigeria looking dangerous. They have been denied a goal.

25mins: Brown Ideye scores but the asst. ref flag is up… offside..

22mins: Another save from a Kenya defender on the goal line… Eagles pile more pressure ..

21mins: Moses had a close shave defender saves for a corner

16:19 Wanyama passes to Origi, Origi to Jamal back to Wanyama. Great ball possession by the duo.

16:19 Victor Moses gets hard time penetrating the Stars defence

16:17 Origi passes ball to Jamal but dispossessed by Mba

16:15 Stephen Keshi barks orders to his charges.

16:14 Jamal Mohammed and Victor Wanyama holding the Kenyan midfield.

16:13 Arnold Origi displaying great sportsmanship. Passes ball to captain Dennis Oliech.

16:10 Stars lineup: Arnold Origi, David Owino, Mulinge Munandi, David Ochieng, Brian Mandela, Victor Wanyama, David Gateri, Johanna Omollo, Jamal Mohammed, Dennis Oliech and Francis Kahata. Coach Adel Amrouche

16:06 Nigeria lineup: Vincent Enyeama, Solomon Kwambe, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Elderson Echejile, Sunday Mba, Mikel Obi, Eddy Onazi, Obafemi Martins, Victor Moses and Brown Ideye

16:04 This is the first major assignment for the Stars Coach Adel Amrouche. He is seeking to be the first coach to beat Nigeria.

16:01 The 2014 World Cup qualifier match between Kenya’s Harambee Stars and Nigeria’s Super Eagles underway in Calabar, Nigeria.

15:55 Kenya’s Harambee Stars and Nigeria’s Super Eagles match World Cup Qualifier is minutes from kick off.


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