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Team Nigeria Qualifies For 2016 CHAN

Nigeria’s home based eagles have qualified for next year’s African Nations Championship (2016 CHAN) in Rwanda.

The eagles held hosts, Burkina Faso, to a goalless draw to advance 2-0 on aggregate.

The highlight of the match was recorded in the 21st minute, when the home team Burkina Faso failed to take the lead from the penalty spot after Austin Oboroakpo handled the ball inside his own 18-yard box.

The 2016 CHAN will kick off from January 16 to February 7.

Nigeria had on October 17 defeated Burkina Faso 2-0 in the first leg of the 2016 CHAN qualifier played in Port Harcourt.

Bature Yaro put Nigeria in front with a clean strike from an acute ankle after 24 minutes.

The Super Eagles doubled their lead in the 76th minute through a penalty taken by Gbolahan Salami after Ezekiel Bassey was fouled inside the box.