CHAN 2018: Super Eagles advance to quarter-final

CHAN Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles thrashed Equatorial Guinea 3-1 on Tuesday to finish as group C winners at the ongoing African Nations Championship, otherwise known as CHAN.

Having picked up four points from their opening two matches, the West African nation needed just a draw against the Central Africans to reach the last eight.

And they achieved, even more, hitting three beautiful goals pass their opponents.

With little or nothing to play for after successive defeats, the Nzalang Nacional took a shock lead through Secundino Eyama in the 40th minute.

But that solitary strike appeared to have irked the Nigerians who returned hungrier in the second half.

Last season’s top scorer, Anthony Okpotu, restored parity for Salisu Yusuf’s team, five minutes after the break.

Before Sunshine Stars and Kano Pillars midfielders, Ojo Solomon and Rabiu Ali, increased the Eagles’ advantage.

Nigeria, who advance to the quarter-finals with seven points, will remain at Stade Ibn Batouta, Tangier.

Libya joins the Eagles in the quarter-finals after producing a last-minute winner against Rwanda.