Super Eagles Beats Ethiopia, 2-1

The Super Eagles started 2014 with a friendly match on January 5 against Ethiopia in Abuja, the match ended- Nigeria 2-1 Ethiopia.

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On the 11th of January the Super Eagles recorded a loss in her first match at the African Nations Championship (CHAN)- Nigeria 1-2 Mali.

Nigeria bounced back with a win on the 15th of January with an impressive 4-2 win over Mozambique in their second match in the CHAN tournament.- Nigeria 4-2 Mozambique.

Four days later former Enugu Rangers winger, Ejike Uzoenyi propelled the Super Eagles to another impressive 3-1 win over South Africa in their third match in the CHAN.- Nigeria 3-1 South Africa

On the 25th of January 2014 still in the CHAN tournament, the Super Eagles produced a similar performance Nigeria did at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, 1989 against USSR and 1996 Olympics against Brazil when they came back to defeat Morocco 4-3 in the quarter final.

January 29, the semi final didn’t favour Nigeria as the Super Eagles lost 1-4 on penalties to Ghana after a barren draw in the regular time.

Performance in January- played six matches, lost two, won four.

The Super Eagles started February with a lone goal victory over Zimbabwe in the CHAN losers final.- Nigeria 1-0 Zimbabwe.

Performance in February- played one match, won one.

March 5, the Super Eagles played a barren draw in a friendly with Mexico in Atlanta, USA.

Performance in March- played one match,drew one.

May 28, the Super Eagles played another in a friendly in London. Nigeria 2-2 Scotland.

Performance in May- played one match, drew one.

June 3 & 7, the Super Eagles were involved in a friendly with Greece and USA respectively. Nigeria 0-0 Greece. Nigeria 1-2 USA.

2014 FIFA World Cup matches, June 16,21,25,30, Nigeria played four matches at the World Cup – Nigeria 0-0 Iran, Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia Herzegovina, Nigeria 2-3 Argentina, Nigeria 0-2 France

Performance in June- played six matches, won one, drew two and lost three

September 6& 10, the Super Eagles started the AFCON qualifiers with a loss at home and a draw on the road. Nigeria 2-3 Congo, South Africa 0-0.

Performance in September- played two matches, lost one, drew one.

The AFCON qualifiers continued on the 11 & 15 of October, Nigeria lost one the road and won at home. Sudan 1-0 Nigeria, Nigeria 3-1 Sudan

Performance in October- played two matches, lost one and won one.

The decision day happened on the 19 of November when the Super Eagles drew 2-2 at home to South Africa.

November- played one, drew one.

Source:
Alonge Akinlolu

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