Nigeria 0-2 Mali: The Eagles End 49-Year Wait with Memorable Victory over Super Eagles

Nigeria 0-2 Mali: The Eagles End 49-Year Wait with Memorable Victory over Super Eagles of Nigeria

Mali claimed their first victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria since 1975, ending a 49-year drought with a remarkable 2-0 win in their international clash on Tuesday evening.

Nigeria 0-2 Mali: The Eagles End 49-Year Wait with Memorable Victory over Super Eagles of Nigeria

The match, held at the Grande Stade de Marrakech, saw the Nigerian squad, led by coach Finidi George, falter against a resilient Malian side, Footballrover reports.

Mali’s victory came courtesy of goals from El Bilal Toure and Kamory Doumbia, both expertly timed to secure a historic win.

Despite Nigeria’s strong start under Finidi’s leadership, having secured a victory against Ghana in their previous match, they struggled to maintain their momentum against Mali’s determined defence.

The turning point came early in the game when El Bilal Toure capitalised on a defensive error, leaving Nigeria’s goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali helpless as Mali took the lead.

Despite Nigeria’s efforts to regain control, Mali’s steadfast defence thwarted their advances, leaving the Super Eagles unable to find their rhythm.

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The second half saw Nigeria pushing harder, but Mali’s resilience remained unbroken.

Simon’s promising run was cut short by injury, further hampering Nigeria’s attacking capabilities. Despite fleeting opportunities, Nigeria failed to convert, with Mali’s defence standing firm.

As the clock wound down, Mali dealt the final blow with Kamory Doumbia’s goal, sealing their victory and marking a historic moment for Malian football.

The 2-0 win signalled the end of a nearly five-decade-long wait for Mali.

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