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Nigeria beat Egypt in AFCON Group D Opening Game

By Emmanuel Oladele - The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Game at the Roumdé Adija Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon, 1-0 it ended in favour of the Nigerian National side.

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho's brilliant strike in the 30th minute of the first half gave Augustine Eguavoen's led side a superb victory in Group D opening fixture.


The Egyptians were better in ball possession but the Nigerians played quality football that prevented the Egyptians from scoring, and were also very strong in the attack, it was a bad day for the Pharaoh Boys. See the match details below;

Match Details

Matchday 1 of 3

• Nigeria 1-0 Egypt FT. - AFCON GROUP STAGE

Goal Scorer

• Kelechi Iheanacho 30' - Nigeria

• Date: Tuesday 11th January, 2022

• Time: 17:00 Nigerian Time (+1 GMT)

• Venue: Roumdé Adija Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon.

Credit - Google

Super Eagles forward and goalscorer Kelechi Iheanacho won the Man of the Match Award.


Nigeria now top Group D with 3 points following their 1-0 win over Egypt. In another Group B Game, Sudan played a 0-0 draw with Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday, and are currently have one point each on the log as Egypt stays at the bottom of Group D log. See Group D Standings below;


GROUP D STANDINGS
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Super Eagles next game will be against Sudan on Saturday 15th January, 2022 at the Roumdé Adija Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon, 5:00PM Nigerian Time (+1 GMT).

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