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AFCON 2017: Nigeria, Tanzania Settle For Draw In Dar es Salaam


Tanzania and Nigeria drew 0-0 in their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying Group G clash at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Both teams lacked cutting edge in the encounter and were unable to create clear goalscoring opportunities as they settled for a point apiece.

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike had an early chance but he could only head over the crossbar from close range from Ahmed Musa’s cross.

Tanzania came close from a direct free-kick on 20 minutes but Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme produced the save to keep out Mbwana Samatta attempt.

Emenike had another sight of goal before half-time when he controlled the ball brilliantly in the area but his shot was blocked by a Tanzania defender.

Free State Stars striker Mrisho Ngasa had Tanzania’s best chance in the 67th minute but could not keep his header down from close range from

Nigeria almost stole the points late on when the Tanzania goalkeeper made a mistake in his own area but his defenders bailed him out as the match ended goalless.



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