Liberia Holds Nigeria to a Draw

Hosts Liberia fought back to draw 2-2 with
Nigeria in a 2013 AFCON qualifier in
Monrovia on Saturday night.
The Lone Stars played out of their skins and
deserved something from this clash against
West African ‘Big Brother’ Nigeria.
The home team, cheered on by a full house at
the 30,000-capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe
Stadium, took the lead after just five minutes
through Omega Roberts after Ike Uche had lost
a big chance at the other end of the pitch.
However, sustained Nigeria pressure paid off
on 22 minutes when Nosa Igiebor found the
back of the net after a swift counter attack by Chelsea new signing Victor Moses.
And four minutes later, the Eagles went in front from the penalty spot after Moses was
hacked down inside the box on his way to goal.
Ike Uche blasted the penalty past outstanding goalkeeper Nathaniel Shermna.
But the hosts did not relent in their quest to get a result after the interval as they
continued to mount pressure on their more illustrious opponents.
They would be rewarded on 66 minutes, when their top star Sekou Oliseh shot past
onrushing goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.
In another qualifier, Mozambique secured one of the finest wins in their history with
a 2-0 success over fancied Morocco in their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in
Maputo on Sunday afternoon.
It means the Mambas will take something to defend to North Africa for the return leg
next month and they have given themselves a real chance of being present in the finals
proper in neighbouring South Africa next year.

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