Emenike gives Nigeria edge
Emmanuel Emenike's late penalty gave Nigeria a 2-1 win in the first leg of their third-round World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.
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Emenike cancelled out Behailu Assefa's fluke opener and then won and converted a spot-kick in the closing stages.
Ethiopia led when Assefa's misdirected cross from the left in the 57th minute deceived Vincent Enyeama and was adjudged to have crossed the line before the keeper could claw it out.
There was no such confusion about Nigeria's equaliser as Emenike worked himself some space 25 yards out and his piledriver found the net despite goalkeeper Jemal Tassew getting a hand to the ball.
Ahmed Musa went close to a second for Nigeria when he lashed the ball past Tassew but against the near post.
For Ethiopia, Saladin Ahmed failed to control a dangerous cross in front of goal and Addis Hintsa could not make a meaningful contact with a header when equally well placed.
But Nigeria gained a vital advantage to take into next month's second leg when Aynalem Hailu hauled down Emenike in the box and the striker casually rolled home the penalty.
Tunisia and Cameroon shared an eventful goalless draw in their first leg in Rades.
Tunisia were unable to profit from a strong first-half display, with Cameroon goalkeeper Charles Itandje standing firm.
The PAOK Salonika stopper denied Yassine Chikhaoui straight from the kick-off and again from a close-range header as the hosts started strongly.
Cameroon's Jean Makoun blasted wide just before half-time when he should really have hit the target and Samuel Eto'o then drilled in a free-kick which was well fielded by keeper Moez Ben Cherifia.
Fakhreddine Ben Youssouf headed wide from six yards for Tunisia and Itandje parried Alaeddine Yahia's bullet header.
An extraordinary miss quickly followed at the other end as a sliding Pierre Webo was unable to convert from a yard out, the ball running wide off his thigh.
Cameroon were also denied a penalty 10 minutes from time as a stumbling Sameh Derbaly dived across the run of Eto'o and hooked the ball away with his left arm, but escaped punishment.