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Angola Hold Eagles To 1-1 Draw In Pretoria

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Updated January 6, 2016

EaglesAngola’s Palancas Negras held Nigeria’s Super Eagles B to a 1-1 draw in a pre-African Nations Championship friendly in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Midfield Marshal Paul Onobi was an early substitute as he sustained a knock in the 35th minute and was replaced by Usman Mohammed.

The Negras, who were silver medallists at the second African Nations Championship in Sudan five years ago, tried to pile pressure on the Eagles in the second half, but five substitutions made by Coach Sunday Oliseh kept them checked as the Eagles made remarkable progress.

Nigeria took the lead in the 84th minute when Ibrahim Attah Salau was brought down in the Angolan box, with midfielder Bartholomew Ibenegbu making no mistake from the spot.

Angola equalised from a corner kick with only two minutes left in the game.

The Super Eagles will play another friendly against Cote d’Ivoire in Pretoria on Monday.

The Nigeria delegation is expected to arrive in Kigali on January 15, three days to the Eagles’ first match of the 4th African Nations Championship against Niger Republic.