Nigeria, Corsica share the spoils in friendly game

The Nigerian national team , Super Eagles and their Corsica counterparts shared the spoils in an international friendly played between both sides on Friday as the game ended 1-1.

Despite all the created mostly by the Super Eagles, both teams had to rely on penalty kicks awarded during the match to find the back of the net.

Corsica scored the first goal of the game when debutant, Tryonne Ebuehi, was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box and a penalty was awarded against Nigeria.

Jean-Jacques Mandrichi stepped out for the kick and he hit the ball past Ikechukwu Ezenwa who was in goal for the Super Eagles.

Having found themselves on the backfoot, the Super Eagles piled pressure on the Corsica team but the Nigerian players continually fluffed their chances.

Oghenekaro Etebo was brought down in the box on the 80th minute while Kelechi Iheanacho scored the equaliser for the Super Eagles from the penalty spot after missing so many chances.

The Super Eagles will be leaving Corsica for Paris where they have another friendly date against Togo on June 1.

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