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Nigeria wasteful as Rwanda hold on for draw

Nigeria wasteful as Rwanda hold on for draw
From ESPN - January 15, 2018

Nigeria's African Nations Championship campaign got off to a disappointing start as the home-based Eagles were held 0-0 by Rwanda in their Group C opener.

Salisu Yusuf's side had the better of the contest - hitting the woodwork on three occasions - but were unable to take a litany of chances to find a way past Amavubi.

The draw leaves Nigeria and Rwanda joint second in the group on one point after Libya took pole position with a 3-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea earlier on Monday.

Nigeria had several chances to break the deadlock during the first half, but were unable to make the most of their superiority, with several players guilty of profligacy in front of goal.

The experienced Rabiu Ali was the worst culprit.

The midfielder was presented with an open header in the 20th minute after Eric Ndayishimiye parried the ball into his path, but could only send his effort over the bar.

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