Ehiosun’s brace takes Nigeria to finals

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TWO goals from the boots of Warri Wolves outstanding forward, Ekigho Ehiosun, was all the Super Eagles needed to outwit ace rivals,  Ghana to sail into the finals of the 2011 WAFU Nations Cup ongoing in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Samson Siasia inspired Eagles waited till the last minute, second half of the extra time to overcome perennial rivals and neighbours, Ghana 2-1 at  the M.K.O Abiola Stadium.

The Black Meteors of Ghana raced into a shock lead when Gyamfi Daniel drew the first blood in the 56th minute but two goals by Ekigho Ehiosun guaranteed Nigeria’s place in Sunday’s final against Togo after dismissing Liberia 4-2 in the other semi –final match.

The goal scored by Ghana in the 56th minute stunned the Nigerians, but the Eagles, however, clawed their way back into the match with impressive Warri Wolves striker, Ehiosun grabbing the equalizer with about ten minutes to the end of the match before he got the crucial second goal in the extra time.

Nigeria and Togo will square up in the final on Sunday, after the 3rd place match between Ghana and Liberia.

Nigeria is the defending champions after beating Senegal to win the cup last year while the two goals netted yesterday by Ehiosun made him the highest goal scorer with 4 goals from three matches.

Heartland’s Ikechukwu Ibenegbu still has two goals.

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