Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nigeria Started Brightly Again After.

Mali paraded a top class midfield that included mahamadou diarra seydou keita and mohammed sisoko but chelsea ace mikel along with wolves midfielder seyi olofinjana held their own in the engine room.

Nigeria started brightly again after the break but it was mali who threatened to open scoring in the th minute when seydou keita low shot was pushed away by austin ejide for a corner kick.

The first shot fired in anger was in the th minute when martins rifled home from the top of the box but goalkeeper mahamadou sidibe went down well to make a comfortable save.

Nigeria made several changes to the team which started their opening defeat to the ivory coast. We just have to wait and see what happens in the last round of matches in our group said nigerias man of the match john mikel obi.

Mali skipper mahamadou dirra will also miss his teams next game after a rough tackle on ikechukwu uche in the dying minutes of the encounter.
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