Sunday, 5 January 2014
World Cup 2014: Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria
Culled from BBC sport
Nigeria survived a scare in Addis Ababa as the African champions
rallied to beat Ethiopia 2-1 in the opening leg of their World Cup
The hosts were the superior team for the first hour and led after 56
minutes as Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama misjudged a cross from
Nigeria, who were not at their best, equalised through Emmanuel
Emenike's ferocious drive after 67 minutes.
Emenike then won and scored a penalty late on to secure the win.
The match was in the 90th minute when Aynalem Hailu needlessly brought
the Nigerian down, allowing the Turkey-based striker to coolly slot
home a decisive goal.
"Ethiopia's play scared us in the first half but we showed why we are
the African champions in the second half - that's what makes the
difference," assistant coach Daniel Amokachi told BBC Sport.