Nigerian Eagles make it last eight

Gangtok, Oct 30 (UNI) With strong technical skills and power game, Nigerian Eagles brushed aside the home challenge trouncing Sikkim Police 3-0 in the pre-quarterfinals match of 29th All India Governor's Gold Cup here today.

The sturdy Nigerian players began their game cautiously and were evenly matched by Sikkim Police till the first half.

However, the visitors found their composure in the second half and started running rings around their opposition's playing area.

Aigiojano Felix drew first blood in the 49th minute with a strong volley.

The second goal for the Nigerian team came with a dose of luck.

Egaware Charles's long range shot was slipped by Sikkim Police goalkeeper into the net through his legs.

Oyoh Emmanuel beat the offside trap and beat the Sikkim goalie with a neat placement in the 83rd minute.

The Nigerian team now plays BJS, a Bangladesh football club in the quarters on November one.

The second pre-quarter finals between Punjab Police and Chittagaong Abahon of Bangladesh ended in a goalless draw.

The extra-time was called off due to bad light and will be played tomorrow.

Bhutan XI and Tibetan National Football Academy clash tomorrow for a berth in the last eight.


Story first published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 19:37 [IST]
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