AFCON 2021: Super Eagles beats Pharaoh’s of Egypt in Group D opener

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles beats Pharaoh’s of Egypt in Group D opener

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their group stage encounter at the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday in Garoua, Cameroon.

The game, played at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in the Cameroonian town of Garoua, was their opening Group D game of the rescheduled 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Super Eagles, who top Group D with the victory, were dominant and impressive in the game.

With today’s victory, Nigeria broke Egypt’s unbeaten record.

The Pharaohs last defeat in the group stage had been back in the 2004 edition when they lost 2-1 against Algeria.

The Eagles now have four victories over Egypt in their nine meetings at the continental competition since its inception, and today’s victory was their first since 1990.

Led by technical director Austin Eguaveon, the Super Eagles put up a fine performance against the Pharaohs and began their campaign for a fourth continental title on a bright note.

Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Chukwueze, Joe Aribo and William Troost-Ekong all starred in the encounter.

Nigeria dominated the game throughout, and just on the half-hour mark, Iheanacho trapped down a superb pass on in the box and fired into the top corner.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal in the game in the 30th minute with an assist from Taiwo Awoniyi.

 
 
 
 
Emmanuel Ukoh
AFCON 2021: Super Eagles beats Pharaoh’s of Egypt in Group D opener

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