In a pulsating and nerve gripping 90 minutes of football, the Steven Keshi led Super Eagles of Nigeria cut out a 2-1 victory away in Ethiopia to set up an easy second leg clash in Calabar.
The Ethiopians came out all in all and gave the Super Eagles a great run for the points in the first half. The adverse weather condition wasn’t helping also as the players had to go on water breaks to try and cool off even during the match.
Vincent Enyeama saved many goal scoring chances until the 57th minute when the East African side got a deserved lead through Assefa.
The Super Eagles coach responded quickly with couple of changes taking out Victor Moses and they got a brilliant equaliser when the Fierce striker Emmanuel Emenike fired a shot towards goal from about 25 yards out.
The pace continued slowly and the game became balanced with the equaliser until the Ethiopians conceeded a penalty in the 90th minute of the match which Emmanuel Emenike calmly put in to give the Super Eagles a 2-1 victory.