Iheanacho`s Goal The Difference Between Nigeria And Egypt

Can The Leicester Forward Lead Nigeria To AFCON Glory?

Breathtaking Moses Simon!

In terms of AFCON pedigree, this was the biggest game since the opening day. The two countries have 10 AFCON Trophies combined. Egypt were the were slightly favored by the bookies to take the win today, but all that changed when the match started.
The Super Eagles disrupted everything The Pharaohs planned and Leicester forward Klelechi Iheanacho stunned the crowd in Garoua in the 30th Minute.

Match Summary | Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

Salah neutralized as Super Eagles beat Egypt in AFCON opener

The Super Eagles were well structured and nullified any threat from Mohammed Salah. Also, Nigeria showed their attacking strength through Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho. A spectacular strike from the Leicester man steered Nigeria to victory in Garoua. Although Egypt were very poor, The Super Eagles stayed very calm and dealt with late threats from Zizo. A statement win from the Super Eagles who will now be favorites to top Group D.

Enterprising Moses!

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Moses Simon entertained many Nigerian fans today. The Ajax youth academy product was also the main source of pace upfront for Nigeria. His cross created the chance for Kelechi Iheanacho’s first goal. Fans will surely want to see more of the Nantes forward.

Can Iheanacho Lead Nigeria To AFCON Glory?

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Iheanacho played like a leader in attack today. The Leicester man was placed behind Taiwo Awoniyi and although the two couldn’t quite connect today, some glimpses and efforts can be worked on in training. Iheanacho took the chance to shoot after controlling the ball the first time, and that won the game for Nigeria. Whether he likes it or not, with Osimhen and Emmanuel Dennis missing this tournament, much of the pressure will be on him to always make the difference. Can he carry Nigeria all the way? He has shown today against Egypt that he can.