Four years ago, Ghana eliminated Nigeria U23s from the All Africa Games on the away goals rule when they drew 1-1 in Abuja after they had been held to a goalless draw in the first leg.
However, Nigeria led by coach Samson Siasia got their pound of flesh soon after when they sent pack packing the Black Meteors from the 2008 Bejing Olympics.
Nigeria are still very much in the running for next year’s Olympics, while Ghana were shocked out by unfancied Sudan meaning the face saver for the U23s is a place at the All Africa Games in Mozambique.
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Full Time: Nigeria 3 - 1 Ghana (45' Rabiu Mohammed, 50', 58' PG N. Igiebor, 79' E. Ibok)
90 + 3’ – The referee blows the whistle. The match is over!
90' – Three minutes of added time.
86’ – Nigeria goalie Ajiboye makes two great saves.
84’ – Ehiosun run inside the Ghana box but misses target.
79’ – GOAL! Igiebor is felled around the box and defender Ibok Edet fires home..
71’ – Ghana substitution: Rabiu Mohammed out for Jordan Ayew.
69’ – Udoh is down injured.
65’ – Nigeria substitution: Ighalo out for Gani Oseni. Earlier Usman Amodu replaces injured Anyanwu.
58’ – GOAL! Igiebor puts Nigeria in front from the penalty spot. It's the Lillestrom star's sixth goal for the Dream Team.
56’ – Nigeria are lifted by this equaliser as they force a fine save from the Ghana goalie.
50’ – GOAL! Igiebor draws level for Nigeria! It was also from a goalmouth scramble, just like the Ghana opener.
46’ – Second half resumes.
45 + 2’ – It's half time, Nigeria 0 Ghana 1.
45 + 1’ – There will be two minutes of additional time.
45’ – GOAL! After a goalmouth scramble from the corner, Ghana's Rabiu Mohammed opens the scoring.
43’ – Nigeria again bombard the Ghana goal, Igiebor skins two markers, finds Ehiosun whose shot is scrambled for a corner. Big miss!
39’ – Yellow card for Nigeria's Otekpa for a late tackle.
37’ – Ghana have another chance but the cross fails to locate a Ghanaian player.
35’ – This game is still evenly balanced.
31’ – Yellow card for Daniel Addo after a foul charge on Igiebor.
24’ – Milan wide man Oduamadi also comes inches close with a fine effort.
21’ – Nigeria are fighting back as Ighalo misses a one-on-one only for him to fire wide when in front of an empty goal box.
18’ – Yellow card to giant Nigeria defender Ibok Edet for a foul on Adiyiah, who is now stretchered off for more attention.
16’ – Adiyiah is writhing in pain on the turf.
14’ – Ghana come close to a first goal. Adiyiah misses in a one-on-one with goalie Ajiboye from a corner.
7’ – Nigeria goalie Ajiboye makes a fine save to foil Ghana.
5’ – It's high tempo stuff as both side give it a go, but it's balanced at this point.
1’ – We are off in Benin-City. Game on!
– Ghana's starting XI: Daniel Agyei, Jonathan Mensah, David Addy, Daniel Addo, Daniel Opare, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu, Afriyie Acquah, Rabiu Mohammed, Samuel Inkoom, Mubarak Wakaso, Dominic Adiyiah. Subs: Joe Addo, Jordan Ayew, Gladson Awako, Richard Mpong, William Owusu Acheampong, Isaac Cofie, Ahmed Adams.
– Nigeria's starting XI - 1.Dele Ajiboye, 2.Suswam Terna, 15. Emmanuel Anyanwu, 4. Nwankwo Obiora, 5. Kingsley Udoh, 6. Edet Ibok, 9. Odion Igalo, 10. Nosa Igiebor, 11. Nnamdi Oduamadi, 12. Ekigho Ehiosun, 18. Eneji Otekpa. Subs - 16. Femi Thomas, 14. Solomon Okpako, 13. Ikande Harmony, 3. Usman Amoda, 8. Ganiyu Oseni, 7. Kabiru Sanusi, 17. Dimaku Tochukwu