• Short Summary

    AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM IN IBADAN LAST WEEK, NIGERIA GREEN EAGLES HELD GHANA TO A 2 - 2 DRAW IN THE SECOND LEG OF THE AFRICA SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS.

  • Description

    AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM IN IBADAN LAST WEEK, NIGERIA GREEN EAGLES HELD GHANA TO A 2 - 2 DRAW IN THE SECOND LEG OF THE AFRICA SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS. BUT GHANA RETAINED THE AZIKIWE TROPHY ON GOALS AGGREGATE. THEY WON THE FIRST MATCH 2 - 1 IN ACCRA LAST OCTOBER.

    THE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE GAME WAS THE MILITARY GOVERNOR OF THE WESTERN STATE OF NIGERIA, BRIGADIER ABEYINKA ADEBAYO. HE ARRIVED AMID A TUMULTUOUS RECEPTION. HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE TEAMS BEFORE PLAY BEGAN.

    THE NIGERIANS OPENED UP POWERFULLY RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING, GIVING A BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF COMBINATION TEAM WORK. BUT IT WAS GHANA WHO SCORED FIRST, AFTER 25 MINUTES. SKIPPER OSEI KOFI MADE A FINE DECEPTIVE RUN ON THE RIGHT WING AND HIS LOW CROSS PASS WAS HEADED IN BY INSIDE RIGHT JONES ATTUQUAYASO. EIGHT MINUTES LATER, NIGERIA EQUALISED, WHEN MOHAMMED LAWAL WHIPPED THROUGH THE MIDDLE TO BEAT THE GOAL KEEPER.

    WITH THE SECOND HALF, GHANA SEEMED MORE IN CONTROL OF THE GAME. THREE TIMES THEY WERE UNLUCKY NOT TO SCORE. IN THE 54TH MINUTE THEY WENT AHEAD AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH ANOTHER HEADER, NODDED IN BY JABIR MALIK.

    TWO ONE DOWN, AND NIGERIA REALLY FOUGHT BACK HARD. IN THE 66TH MINUTE THEY EQUALISED AGAIN, WHEN GARBA, AT FULL SPEED, COLLECTED A LONG PASS FROM OPONE AND SLAMMED IT INTO THE NET. FROM THEN ON THEY NEVER LET UP THE PRESSURE. THEY CONTINUALLY SLAMMED BALLS AGAINST THE GHANA GOAL KEEPER, ROBERT MENSAH, WHO AFTER SOME BRILLIANT SAVES, EMERGED AS THE HERO OF THE MATCH.

    THE GAME CONTINUED WELL AFTER TIME TO TRY AND FIND A WINNER, BUT NEITHER SIDE COULD SCORE A FURTHER GOAL. SO GHANA TOOK THE TROPHY ON THEIR GOAL AGGREGATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSJR5UFYTUKOG615T9RB0DP9R
    Media URN:
    VLVADSJR5UFYTUKOG615T9RB0DP9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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