Emenike’s two goals see Nigeria to victory

2013-10-14 00:00

A BRACE by Emmanuel Emenike was enough to see the African champions to victory in Addis Ababa yesterday.

Ethiopia started very well and dominated much of the first half with only a controversial call not allowing them to go ahead. Their goal finally did come in the 57th minute when Samson Asefa’s floater incomprehensibly was allowed to drift past the line by a startled Enyeama.

Nigeria then awoke as if from slumber and pressed forward. Emenike’s bomb in the 67th minute flew past a wobbly Jemal to even the score.

Minutes later, Musa’s cracker met woodwork. Then in the 90th minute, Ethiopia continued with a bad habit of giving Nigeria penalties.

This time it was Emenike who was feloniously brought down and it was also Emenike who gave the West Africans a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish.

Ethiopia must now go to Calabar to repair the damage they have done at home.

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