• Short Summary

    TEN THOUSAND SOCCER FANS, INCLUDING THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, COLONEL MOBOLAJI JOHNSON, SAW A SELECTED NIGERIAN SIDE HOLD BRAZIL'S SANTOS TEAM TO A 2-2 DRAW IN THE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY MATCH HELD AT SANDY CITY STADIUM IN LAGOS.

  • Description

    TEN THOUSAND SOCCER FANS, INCLUDING THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, COLONEL MOBOLAJI JOHNSON, SAW A SELECTED NIGERIAN SIDE HOLD BRAZIL'S SANTOS TEAM TO A 2-2 DRAW IN THE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY MATCH HELD AT SANDY CITY STADIUM IN LAGOS.

    AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF, BRAZIL WAS LEADING 2-1 - BOTH SANTOS' GOALS HAVING BEEN SCORED BY THEIR STAR PLAYER, PELE; WHILE NIGERIA'S SCORER WAS MADE BY OUTSIDE RIGHT MUYIWA OSHODE. THE FINAL EQUALISER WAS SCORED IN THE TENTH MINUTE OF THE SECOND HALF BY NIGERIA'S CENTRE FORWARD BABA ALI.

    THE NIGERIANS, WHO INCLUDED MOST OF THE PLAYERS OF THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL TEAM, THE GREEN EAGLES, LAUNCHED THE ATTACK FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH AND KEPT SANTOS UNDER SEVERE PRESSURE - SHOOTING INTO THE LEAD IN THE TWELFTH MINUTE WHEN OUTSIDE RIGHT MUYIWA OSHODE COLLECTED A LOOSE BALL IN THE SANTOS GOALMOUTH, BEATING SANTOS GOALKEEPER GYLMAR. PELE EQUALISED IN THE 21ST MINUTE WITH A POWERFUL GROUND SHOT AND THEN PUT SANTOS IN THE LEAD TEN MINUTES LATER BY SCORING FROM A GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE.

    ALTHOUGH THE SECOND HALF BROUGHT SOME THRILLING SHOWMANSHIP FROM THE BRAZILIANS, IT WAS NIGERIA'S CENTRE FORWARD BABA ALI WHO CARRIED THE HONOURS WITH A TERRIFIC SHOT IN THE PENALTY AREA TO LEVEL THE SCORE IN THE TENTH MINUTE OF PLAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA801QKPGR5JO0RGVKT0GDNL5Y3
    Media URN:
    VLVA801QKPGR5JO0RGVKT0GDNL5Y3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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