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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Makes It 6 Points from 2 Games

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021, as they defeated Sudan 3-1 in their second group D match. 

The win which was their second in as many games will help them breathe easier going into the final group stage match against Guinea Bissau. 

Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring three minutes into the game, smashing the ball home from a Moses Simon pass as they easily breezed into the Sudanese defence. 

Taiwo Awoniyi fortuitously got the second after a Troost-Ekong header bounced off the striker and beat the Sudanese goalkeeper who should have done a better job of denying him the goal. 

Moses Simon got the goal his performance deserved after a quick one-two with Taiwo Awoniyi.

Nigeria’s Moses Simon celebrating his 2nd half goal against Sudan at the 2021 AFCON

Sudan got their consolation goal via a spot-kick with striker Walieldin Khedr sending Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye the wrong way after Ola Aina was deemed to have fouled a Sudanese player in the penalty box following a VAR review.

Nigeria now tops Group D with six points from two games and are through to the second round of the competition

Maxwell Oyekunle

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