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CHAN 2016:Eagles Hammer Niger 4-1 To Open CHAN Account

eaglesNigeria began their campaign at the 2016 CAF African Nations Championship with a 4-1 defeat of Niger Republic at the Stade du Kigali, Rwanda, on Monday.

A hat-trick from substitute Chisom Chikatara and a goal from Osas Okoro gave Nigeria the three points to go to the top of Group C. The Nigeriens’ lone goal was scored by Zakari Adebayor.

The Super Eagles will play Tunisia in their second game of the tournament on Friday. A win will see the team qualify for the semi-finals of the championship.

-Wale Makanjuola

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