Nigeria Defeat Egypt in AFCON Opener

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their first Group D match at the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday in Garoua, Cameroon.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half goal, a superbly struck half-volley, was enough to see Nigeria through the Group D opener in what a disappointing outing for Egypt.

Moses Simon, Joe Aribo and Iheanacho caused their opposition all manner of problems and should really have added to the scoreline.

The Leicester star, in particular, could well have had a hat-trick had his touch not deserted him.

Still, as impressive as Nigeria were, Egypt saw their forwards flounder.

To blame Mohamed Salah that entirely would be unfair given the lack of service he was offered but the Liverpool star failed to have much impact at all.

Egypt, of course, will still be confident of progressing through to the next round but it is Nigeria and their depleted frontline who made an early statement.

Editing by Abdullahi Lamino

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