By Amosu Adeboye
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are through to the semi-finals in the men’s football event of the 12th All Africa Games following a 2-2 draw against hosts, Morocco.
The Flying Eagles fought back twice in the game to condemn the hosts to an early exit in the competition.
The hosts who needed a win to scale through to semi-final stage started strongly and scored an early goal in the game.
Nigeria fought back and got a deserved equaliser late in the first half with Abubakar Ibrahim converting from the spot after Ahmad Ghali was brought down inside the box.
Morocco regained the lead from the spot early in the second half after a Flying Eagles player handled the ball in the box
Substitute Emeka Chinonso saved Nigeria blushes were netting the equaliser deep into stoppage time.