13′ Seychelles are back-tracking at the moment but are looking to break Nigeria on the counter attack but the Nigerian defence have been equal to the task.
11′ Another delightful run from Kalu as he breaks into Seychelles defence and wins Nigeria’s third corner. The corner is taken but Onazi’s tame effort from outside the box does not threaten the goalkeeper.
9′ Lovely piece of skill from Samuel Kalu but his shot was deflected for a Nigeria corner. A short one taken but quickly dealt with by Seychelles.
8′ The Nigerian team are playing the home side into their own half as the Green and White are finding it difficult to open up the defence.
6′ Awaziem drills in a cross from the right flank but there was no striker waiting to connect with a header.
4′ The Super Eagles have settle into the with connecting passes from onazi and Ndidi in the midfield.
2′ Gernot Rohr’s men get into business quickly as the ball in launched into the opponent’s area but the referee blows his whistle against Leon Balogun for pushing.
1′ The match begins as Seychelles are playing from left to right against the visiting side Nigeria.
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– Nigeria set to take on Seychelles in a crucial Afcon qualifier
– Both sides have never met before in an international match
– Other members of Group E include South Africa and Libya
The Super Eagles will play their first match after the Russia 2018 World Cup as they take on Seychelles in the 2019 Afcon qualifier.
It will be the first time both sides will be playing against each other in Group E that also includes South Africa, and Libya.
Nigeria lost their opening match to South Africa by 2-0 in Uyo while Seychelles were beaten by Libya by 5-1.
The match promises to be a tricky one for the Green and White as both teams need to win to keep their Afcon hopes alive.
Most of the players that were part of the team to Russia made the squad while new players like Chidebere Nwakali, Jamiu Collins, Semi Ajayi and Samuel Kalu are new players invited.
Captain Mikel Obi was excused for the match while Victor Moses retired from international football with Nigeria after eight years.
Seychelles XI: Mussard, Nancy, Joubert, Marie, Mellie, Laurence, Collin Esther, Bertrand Esther, Hall, Monnaie, Damoo
Match: Seychelles vs Nigeria (Afcon qualifier)
Time: 1:30pm (Nigerian time)
Venue: Stade Linite, Victoria, Seychelles
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