#2016CHAN: Chisom Chikatara Hat-trick Gives Nigeria Win Over Niger

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Nigeria defeat Niger in 2016 CHAN opener – Nigeria made a blistering start to the 2016 Cup of Home-Based African Nations, defeating Niger Republic 4-1 in their opening group match.

Nigeria defeat Niger in 2016 CHAN opener
Nigeria defeat Niger in 2016 CHAN opener

A 2-2 draw in the group’s first game between Tunisia and Guinea have given the home-based Eagles the chance to top their group with a win.

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The first half had ended goalless, but began with at a bang as Osas Okoro converted a cross to give the Eagles the lead.

A 20-minute hat-trick from substitute Chisom Chikatara, punctuated by a goal from Niger’s Zakaria Adebayor, meant the game ended 4-1. Chikatara was honored for his performance with the Man of the Match award.

The result was a good one for Sunday Oliseh’s boys, who will no doubt look to come back from Rwanda with the cup.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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