Sunday, 8 May 2011
Ekigho nets again as Nigeria reach semis
Holders Nigeria are through to the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup after brushing aside Niger 4:0 at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta on Saturday afternoon.
A first half brace by midfielder Bartholomew Ibenegbu and second half strikes by serial striker Ekigho Ehiosun and substitute Agwacha White completed an outstanding display by the hosts.
The Nigerians have won their two matches in the three-team Group A to bag the maximum six points and advance to the last four. This leaves Niger and Liberia to battle for the group's second semi-final ticket.
The Liberians have a healthier goal difference over the Mena after losing by just a solitary goal to Samson Siasia's men on Thursday, and a draw will be sufficient to send them through
Ghana played Togo in the first of two games between them yesterday in Group B at the same venue.
SOURCE" African Soccer
PIX: Bartholomew Ibenegbu