Kelechi Iheanacho scores only goal as Super Eagles of Nigeria defeats Egypt

Written by on January 12, 2022

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal, as the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated seven-time champions Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations Group D opener.

The Leicester City striker scored the goals in the 30th minute, directing a stunning half-volley on the turn into the net.

Nigeria dominated throughout the match, with Egypt keeper Mohamed El Shenawy tipping a Taiwo Awoniyi header on to the bar and twice denying Chidera Ejuke.

Nigeria will face Sudan in Group D on Saturday at 4:00pm Nigerian time, while Egypt take on Guinea-Bissau on the same day at 7:00pm.

The Super Eagles are top Group D with three points, as the match between Sudan and Guinea-Bissau ended in a goalless draw.

Kevin Madu   

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