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Nigeria Keeper Throws Ball Into Own Net, Heightens Match-Fixing Concerns in Process

Nigeria played Scotland today in a pre-World Cup tune-up match for the Super Eagles at London’s Craven Cottage. No big deal. However the game was played under the specter of match-fixing allegations. These allegations weren’t confirmed.

Austin Ejide, Nigeria’s second string keeper, didn’t do much to quiet these concerns literally throwing the ball into his own net in the first half. The potential own-goal was waved off because of a foul and the match ended 2-2. Nigeria did however notch an own goal in the second half which put Scotland ahead 2-1 via  deflected cross.

Nigeria plays the United States on June 7 in the final Sendoff Series match before Jurgen Klinsmann’s team heads to Brazil.

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