AFCON 2021: Reactions as Super Eagles beat Egypt

AFCON 2021: Reactions as Super Eagles beat Egypt

The Super Eagles of Nigeria put up an assured performance to beat the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) opener at Stade Omnisport Roumdé Adjia in Garoua on Tuesday.

AFCON debutant Kelechi Iheanacho’s scintillating first-half strike was enough for Nigeria to beat the Egyptians in a competitive game for the first time since March 1990. Nantes winger Moses Simon was impressive in the Group D opener, although his final balls could have been better; as the same could be said of substitute Chidera Ejuke who missed a couple of chances after coming on.

Defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Ola Aina, and midfielder Joe Aribo did put in a good shift as Austin Eguavoen’s men began with a win in Cameroon.

Here’s how some of the fans reacted to the Super Eagles win.

Nigeria will face Sudan in their second group game on Saturday at this same venue by 5pm.

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