Nigeria Crash Out Of CHAN 2020

 

Super Eagles team B otherwise called CHAN Eagles Saturday at the Agege Township stadium failed in their bid to qualify for the 2020 edition of the African Nations Championship billed for Cameroon.

The Imama Amakapabo led side beat Hawks of Togo 2-0 in front of a capacity crowd but it was not enough to turn the table against the West African brothers who had defeated the Eagles 4-1 in the first leg.

Sikiru Alimi scored a brace in the 10th and 62nd minutes of the match but that was all the firing powers of the Eagles could produce till the end of 90 minutes.

The two legged encounter thus ended on 4-3 aggregate in favour of the Togolese. The Eagles only needed un-replied 3-0 victory to earn a place in the championship which unfortunately they could not achieve.

Nigeria finished second in the last edition in Morocco losing 4-0 at the Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca to the hosts.

Nigeria has featured at the championship reserved exclusively for home based players in the continent three times, finishing third place in her debut edition in 2014 in South Africa, crashing out in the Group Stage at the 2016 edition in Rwanda and finishing runners up in the 2018 edition in Morocco.

Soccer fans who reacted following the ouster on Saturday said it did not come as a surprise as they were sure it would be difficult for the team to turn the table with a 4-1 defeat in the first leg.to the hosts

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