Namibia vs Nigeria – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Live Play by Play

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Namibia vs Nigeria – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Live Play by Play
Match – Wed 12 June, 21:00, Windhoek

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– Welcome to the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek for this night’s World Cup qualifier between hosts Namibia and Nigeria
– Nigeria lead Group F with eight points and will qualify for the final round of the qualifiers today if they win in Namibia after Malawi were held to a 2-2 drawn in Blantyre earlier today
– The Super Eagles starting XI will be same as against Kenya last week bar Anthony Ujah in for Brown Ideye in attack
– Eagles starting XI: Vincent Enyeama, Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejile, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Ogenyi Onazi, Sunday Mba, Mikel Obi, Anthony Ujah, Ahmed Musa, Nnamdi Oduamadi.
– Chelsea star Mikel will defy medical advice to play on the astro turf in Windhoek
– The Eagles will battle the chill in Namibia in tonight’s game
– Both teams are now warming up
– Both teams are lined up in a virtually empty Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek
– Eagles in a huddle for pre-match prayer now, they are in all-green, while hosts namibia are in all-red
– Nigeria will kick off
1’ – Eagles kick off
1’ – Almost immediately Nigeria come close to taking the lead but the Namibia goalie did well to save
2’ – It would have been a great start for the visitors
3’ – The eagles passing the ball with some level of comfort now as they attack yet again
4’ – Oboabona clears a namibia attack, throw-in to the home team
5’ – Mistake by Efe Ambrose but Onazi does well to tidy up back in the defence
6’ – Free kick to Nigeria on the edge of the namibia box, scorable position
7’ – Mikel takes it and misses
8’ – Nigeria really look in the mood tonight and should shade it to qualify for the next round of the qualifiers
8’ – Mba wins a corner for Nigeria
8’ – Nigeria passing game is unsettling their opponents
10’ – Namibia come close and win a corner from the left
11’ – Nigeria defence clear and in the process wina foul on top of their box
11’ – Another Nigeria attack breaks down
12’ – Foul against Oduamadi, free kick to Namibia around their box
13’ – Elderson cross blocked after he was set up by Onazi
16’ – Eagles cross from left held by Namibia goalie
17’ – Ahmed Musa move is checked by Namibia
18’ – Mba is buzzing like a bee in Nigeria midfield tonight
19’ – Namibia turn defence to attack
20’ – Throw-in to Nigeria in their own half now
21’ – Dangerous throw back by Ambrose for Enyeama, but somehow cleared from danger
23’ – Ujah shot off Musa back heel saved by Namibia goalie
24’ – Foul against Mba, it’s still Namibia 0, Nigeria 0
25’ – Namibia deal with another Eagles attack
26’ – Eagles playing well but need the cutting edge
27’ – Wild shooting by the home team
29’ – It’s a keen contest and Namibia’s no 11 is booked for foul on Mikel
30’ – Another Eagles attack breaks down
31’ – Poor cross from the left by Elderson, relief for Namibia
32’ – Mba down on the turf again
32’ – Game held up temporarily
34’ – Namibia defend well yet again
34’ – Offside against Oduamadi
35’ – Namibia are full of running
35’ – Free kick for Nigeria as Oduamadi is fouled inside Namibia area
36’ – Ahmed Musa fouled around Namibia box
37’ – Onazi free kick is blocked
38’ – Corner to Namibia
38’ – But nothing comes out of it
39’ – Onazi is down injured, game held up temporarily
39’ – Onazi goes out for more medical attention
41’ – Corner throw to Nigeria
42’ – Nigeria clear the danger out
43’ – Ujah fails to connect and soon after Namibia goalie saves off Oduamadi and Ujah blasts wide off target
44’ – Goal kick to Nigeria
45’ – There will be an extra minute in this half
45 + 1’ – The referee brings the first half to an end.
– So far it’s a good contest with both teams giving as much as they are getting
46’ – Namibia restart this World Cup qualifier
46’ – The home team are a decent side but Nigeria created more chances in the first period but could not make hay
47’ – Throw-in to Nigeria around Namibia goal area
47’ – Moments later Ahmed Musa is fouled as he twist and turned his marker
48’ – Namibia clear away the free kick
50’ – Eagles are attacking, need a go-ahead goal
51’ – Omeruo clears for corner as Namibia attack the African champions
52’ – Oduamadi stopped in his tracks as he goes solo
52’ – Mba shot at goal is deflected for a corner to the Eagles, pressure mounting
53’ – Oduamadi final pass cut out by the ever-running Namibia defenders again
54’ – Namibia are holding their own so far, great showing by the home team thus far…
55’ – Omeruo goes for a tackle and Namibia fire at Eagles goal
56’ – Mikel is fouled inside his own half, still Namibia 0 Nigeria 0, tough going…
56’ – The game is held up to attend to the Chelsea star
57’ – Mikel limps out, but he should be back
58’ – Mikel back on the pitch
59’ – Mba has upped his game and his cross is blocked for a throw-in inside the Namibia territory
60’ – Foul against Nigeria, free kick to Namibia
61’ – Offside against Namibia
62’ – Enyeama saves for Nigeria off a Namibia direct shot
64’ – Ahmed Musa wins a corner throw
65’ – Mikel shot with back to goal wide off target
66’ – Oduamadi misses a clear chance with a header
67’ – This Mba boy is really firing today, unlike what he showed last week against Kenya
68’ – Enyeama comes out to grab the ball as Namibia attack again
68’ – It’s still Namibia 0 Nigeria 0
69’ – Namibia Substitution: Deon Hotto Kavendji replaces Lazarus Kaimbi
70’ – Elderson fouled, Eagles free kick in namibia territory
71’ – Onazi down on the turf
71’ – The game is again held up
71’ – The Lazio ace is taken off the pitch
71’ – John Ogu looks like he will replace injured Onazi for Nigeria
74’ – Nigeria Substitution: John Ogu replaces Nnamdi Oduamadi
74’ – Mikel low shot misses, Ogu in for Onazi
75’ – Solo run by Musa ends with a narrow miss by the CSKA star
76’ – Namibia have been truly Brave Warriors tonight, they are holding their own against the African champions
76’ – Deon Hotto Kavendji (Namibia) scores!
77’ – Subsitute Kavendji scores after a mistake by Oboabona
78’ – Namibia Substitution: Willy Stephanus replaces Pineas Jacob
78’ – Namibia are heading to a famous win now…
79’ – Namibia attack again, they are really confident now after their goal
80’ – The Sam Nujoma Stadium has really come alive now!
82’ – Free kick to Nigeria on the edge of the namibia box, scorable position
83’ – Godfrey Oboabona (Nigeria) scores!
83’ – A great free kick by the Sunshine skipper
84’ – Enyeama holds the ball, it’s now namibia 1 Nigeria 1
85’ – Namibia attack but the final shot screams out of touch for goal kick to Nigeria
86’ – A Namibia player is down on the turf injured, game is held up for the time being
87’ – Scuffle ensues after Mikel is fouled
88’ – Free kick to Nigeria
88’ – Ogu misses from the free kick
90’ – Nigeria Substitution: Fegor Ogude replaces Sunday Mba
90 + 1’ – Enyeama holds Namibia corner
90 + 2’ – Nigeria win a corner
90 + 3’ – Namibia Substitution: Sadney Urikhob replaces Tangeni Shipahu
90 + 3’ – Goal kick to Namibia
90 + 3’ – A final flourish by Nigeria
90 + 4’ – The referee blows the whistle for Full Time.
– It ends Namibia 1 Nigeria 1
– Nigeria still enjoy a two-point lead at the top of group F on nine points, while malawi are on seven points
– Namibia are third on five points and Kenya have three points
– The final rounds of matches will be played in September with Nigeria hosting Malawi and Namibia away in Kenya
– A good match tonight and the home team did not seem to have felt the absence of Swedish coach Roger Palmgren

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BON assures Nigerians on 2014 World Cup TUESDAY, 11 JUNE 2013

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BON assures Nigerians on 2014 World Cup
TUESDAY, 11 JUNE 2013

The Chairman, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), Alhaji Abubakar Jijiwa, on Tuesday assured Nigerians that they would be able to watch the 2014 World Cup finals live on their television sets.

Jijiwa, who is also the Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), gave the assurance during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Yankari Games and Holiday Resort in Bauchi State.

He said: “Our stand is that definitely, Nigerians will watch the 2014 World Cup finals, including the FIFA Confederations Cup that is coming up in a few days.

“Very soon, within the next one week, we will issue a statement on the issue.”

He said there were plans to digitalise the television and radio stations in the country before January 2015, adding that all the electronic media whether government or privately owned, would be digitalised before the deadline.

Jijiwa said that BON was working with the Federal and State governments, as well as private media owners, to ensure that the country met the deadline.

“At our level as broadcasters, we will do our best to work hand-in-hand with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Federal and State Governments, and the private media owners to tackle all the problems before then.

“We are also going to tackle the issue of the influence of the advertising agents on media content nowadays, especially as officials of the advertising industry are here with us today,” he added. (NAN)

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FIFA appoints Eritrean referee for Namibia vs Nigeria match

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FIFA appoints Eritrean referee for Namibia vs Nigeria match

By Phillip Eta on June 10, 2013

FIFA has appointed Mensur Maeruf Kherseed from Eritrea, as the match referee for this Wednesday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier, between Namibia and Nigeria in Windhoek.

His compatriot Berhe Tesfagiorghis O’Michael, will be the first assistant referee, while Hassan Egueh Yacin from Djibouti will be the second assistant referee. Luelseghed Ghebremichael will be the fourth official.

Mady Kanoso Bora from Madagascar is the referee assessor while Ugandan Abbasi Ssendyowa is the match commissioner.

The game will kick off at 8pm at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

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