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Nigeria set for Chan final win

Gabriel Okechukwu scored the only goal of the game as Nigeria beat Sudan 1-0 in Marrakech on Wednesday to set up an African Nations Championship final showdown with Morocco.
This was a tempestuous affair, with the Eagles suffering an early setback when captain and Man of the Match in the quarter final - Ikechukwu Ezenwa - was replaced by Dele Ajiboye in the 12th minute after picking up an injury.
Ifeanyi Ifeanyi was sent off in the 58th minute for a second yellow, while Sudan were also reduced to 10 men before the end of the clash when Bachir Makki Bakri was dismissed three minutes from time.
Nigeria had required extra time to beat Angola in their quarter final in Tanger, but showed little sign of any fatigue as they took a 22nd-minute lead through Okechukwu.
The Akwa United man had been one of the heroes of that quarter-final triumph after coming on to net the extra-time winner, and his class in front of goal was evident here as he raced onto a pass from strike partner Anthony Okpotu and…

NPFL NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The League Management Company has rescheduled Sunday's Week 34 matches to Wednesday October 21 owing to the upcoming African Nations Championship qualifying tie between Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

The home-based Super Eagles, which features only domestic league players, hosts Burkina Faso at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Saturday. According to the LMC's Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, a notice has been sent to all the 20 Clubs of the Nigeria Professional Football League. In the notice, Abubakar said, “please be informed that all fixtures for Match Day 34 has been rescheduled due to the CHAN Qualification match between the Super Eagles and Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt on Saturday, October 17, 2015. "This is to allow clubs with players in the CHAN team have full complement of their services for the matches of the Glo Premier League,” the Abubakar said. Abubakar also confirmed that all ten fixtures are billed to kick-off at 4pm in various…
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