Nigeria wallops Tanzania 3-0

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THE  Dream Team of Nigeria scaled through to the next round of the 2012 London Olympic Games qualifier after defeating Tanzania  3-0 in the second leg of their second round fixture at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Edo State yesterday.

The Augustin Eguavoen led team were trailing their East African opponents going into yesterday’s game having lost the first  leg in Dares Salaam 1-0. But it only took few minutes for the hosts to get themselves back in the series as Ekhigo Ehiosun headed home the first goal of the afternoon on the left from an Ahmed Musa cross sent from the right flank in the 3rd minute.

Late in the half, injured Sone Aluko went out for Nnamdi Oduamadi but the first half failed to produce anymore goal and thus the score was to be settled in the second stanza since both sides were equal 1-1 on aggregate.

However, Nigeria struck again in the 55th minute of play when unmarked Ganiu Oseni tapped in the second goal near the left pole to make it 2-0 on the day and 2-1 on aggregate.

But the summarizer would come from the right flank. Ahmed musa who had troubled the Tanzanians on that side of the field, finally sealed his performace with a goal as he sent the ball into the net with a low chip in the penalty area after seing his initial effort prevented from going in, 3-0  he made it and thus it ended.

Nigeria progressed 3-1 on aggregate and has thus qualified for the eight-team mini tournament that will eventually produce Africa’s three automatic representatives for the Olympics.

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