Nigeria Crash Out Of CHAN Qualifier Despite Win Against Togo

Nigeria Crash Out Of CHAN Qualifier Despite Win Against Togo
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By Our Correspondent

Despite defeating Togo 2-0 in Agege Saturday evening, Super Eagles B team crashed out of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship, CHAN qualifier can report.

Two goals from Sikiru Alimi handed the Imama Amapakabo led lads the needed victory but the scoreline fail short of the expected goal margin for the team to qualify for the 2020 edition of the tournament holding in Cameroon.

The home-based Super Eagles had three weeks ago lost 1-4 in the first leg played fortnight ago in Lome and required 3 unreplied goals to progress into the competition proper

The game played at the Agege stadium in Lagos saw the Nigeria side dominating the proceedings and it paid off early in the game as the Lobi star forward Sikiru Alimi opened the scoring inside 10 minute.

All the efforts of the Eagles B team to add to their tally in the first half proved abortive as the Togolese stood their ground through out the first stanza.

The second half resumed with Nigeria still probing the visitors and eventually had the ball in the net through Ndah but the referee ruled it offside.

Alimi completed his brace in the 71st minute of the game and increased the hopes of the millions of Nigerians rooting for the expected victory.

Despite the cetre referee adding 10 minutes at the regulation the Nigeria side failed to make it count as they failed to add to their tally.

Nigeria, the 2018 finalist in Morocco, will not be part of the battlers when the tournament gets underway in Cameroon next year as the Togolese progressed on 4-3 aggregate.

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