Nigeria and Mali teams scored no goals in the opening game of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations. The match took place at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
Undoubtedly, both teams had perfect chances to win. However, they failed to score any goals.
In the eighteenth minute, Naij.com informs, the Nigerian defender Chima Akas missed when the Malian keeper held his shot from a free-kick. During the first half of the game at the beginning of 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations, both teams have almost equal chances to score, but the most reliable players missed all the time.
The 2nd half of the game began leisurely with the first attempt on goal only on the hour mark when Boubacar Samassekou met a free-kick from the left, but his ten-yard header sailed over the Nigerian goal.
Moussa Kone got a perfect chance to score in the 70th minute. He drove into the box, but with Ikechukwu Ezenwa to beat he did not manage to make a heavy shot, and the Nigeria goalkeeper made a relaxed save.
In a minute, Olamileka Aniyikaye rescued Nigerian team when he cleared with his head a twelve-yard shot from Mandala Konte off the goal line. So, neither team managed to score in this match. So, Nigeria-Mali: 0-0.
Its next game in Group “A” Nigerian team will play against Guinea on September 16. At the same day, Mali will try to score against Ghana.
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