KANU BELIEVE IT?
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
However, the shoot-out was clouded in controversy asTunisian referee Mourad Daami ruled that Nigeria`s fourth penalty of the shoot-out, taken by Victor Ikpeba, didn`t cross the line after striking the underside of the bar when television replays suggested otherwise.
The game itself was a free flowing affair with the Indomitable Lions stunning the Super Eagles by grabbing two goals in five minutes before and after the half-hour.
Real Madrid`s Samuel Eto`o hit his fourth goal of the tournament after 26 minutes. Patrick Mboma doubled the lead on 31 minutes when his left foot strike went through keeper Ike Shorunmu`s legs.
Raphael Chukwa hauled the host`s back into the game when he scored in first half injury time.
Austin Okocha then levelled the scoreline a minute after the re-start, and despite end to end football for the rest of the game, no goals were forthcoming.
This resulted in the dreaded shoot-out which the underdogs won 4-3.
Cameroon`s captain Rigobert Song of Liverpool converted his spot-kick but African Footballer of the Year Kanu (pictured), who missed a penalty for Arsenal against Fiorentina in the Champions League earlier this season, couldn`t do the same.