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[Nigeria] CAF U-23 Nations Cup: Nigeria Bounce Back To Beat Zambia

Nigeria Dream Eagles bounce back from a goal down to beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the second group game of the U-23 Africa Nations Cup.

Goals from Orji Okwonkwo, Kelechi Nwakali and Taiwo Awoniyi gave Nigeria the edge over hard fighting Zambia.

Patson Daka put the Chipolopolo in front in the 12 minutes before Orji Okwonkwo levelled up for the Eagles in four minutes later through Ibrahim Sunusi corner kick.

Nigeria took the lead in the 65 minutes through Kelechi Nwakali stunning free kick after being foul outside the box.

The Zambia keeps searching for the equaliser in the last few minutes to the end of the game but it was Nigeria who got the goal as Taiwo Awoniyi beat off Zambia goalkeeper to chip in the third goal.

Nigeria will take on South Africa whom beat Ivory Coast earlier on  today while Zambia against Ivory Coast in the last group games on Friday as winners of both games will book their place in the semi finals.

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