Athletics News of Sunday, 30 June 2019
Madagascar pulled off just one of the excellent shocks of the Africa Cup of Nations finals when they upset Nigeria 2- on Sunday to end top of Team B and advance to the knockout phases.
A horrific defensive slip-up and a wicked deflection from a cost-free kick allowed the Indian Ocean islanders, generating their event debut, to finish unbeaten in advance of equally Nigeria and Guinea in the standings.
Lalaina Nomenjanahary took benefit of sloppy defending by Leon Balogun to open up the scoring in the 13th moment and Carolus Andriamahitsinoro netted the second 8 minutes into the next half.
Nigeria, one particular of the five African groups at past year’s Entire world Cup, had gained their opening two matches but appeared flat and proved not able to respond following heading powering in their 3rd and deal with intensive soul browsing following an uncomfortable setback.S