Iheanacho’s Brilliant Strike Seals Victory for Super Eagles Over Egypt
Kelechi Iheanacho brilliant strike in the 30th minute was enough to hand the Super Eagles of Nigeria victory over seven time winners, Egypt in the Group D opener of the ongoing AFCON tournament in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles, who had chances to double their lead in the second half, had to settle for a lone goal victory to secure their first 3 points of the tournament.
With Tuesday’s victory, Nigeria broke Egypt’s record, who were unbeaten in their last 16 group matches at the Africa Cup of Nations.
In a statement, Speaker, house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilain says he is elated that the Super Eagles put up a superlative performance to defeat the Pharaohs of Egypt, who are considered one of the favourites of the tournament.
The Super Eagles next game is on Saturday against Sudan.