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Nigeria qualify for 2016 CHAN

The Super Eagles and coach Sunday Oliseh
The Super Eagles and coach Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles have qualified for the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) in Rwanda, following a 0-0 draw with Burkina Faso in the second leg of their qualifying tie at the Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Sunday.

A first half penalty miss represented Burkina Faso’s best chance to open the scoring before the interval but the opportunity was not taken.

Nigeria won the first leg 2-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on October 17 courtesy of goals from Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami.

The Super Eagles thus qualified on a 2-0 aggregate and join Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, Gabon, DR Congo, Mali, Guinea, Tunisia, Morocco and the hosts Rwanda as sides that will compete at next year’s tournament.

The 2016 CHAN will commence on January 16 and end on February 7.

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