Nigeria break record, defeat Egypt 1-0 in AFCON opener

By AdvocateNews on 11/01/2022

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their first group match at the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday in Garoua, Cameroon.

Super Eagles were dominant and impressive throughout the game.

With today’s victory, Nigeria broke Egypt’s unbeaten record in their last 16 group matches at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Before now, Egypt’s last defeat in the group phase dates back to the 2004 tournament when they lost 2-1 against Algeria.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal in the game in the 30th minute with an assist from Taiwo Awoniyi.

This will be the ninth encounter between Nigeria and Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria hold the upper hand with four wins to Egypt’s two, although their last encounter before today’s game in 2010 went to the Pharaohs (3-1 in the group phase).

Nigeria are making their 19th appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations. They have reached the semi-finals in 14 of their last 16 AFCON participation, winning the tournament on three occasions.

This is Egypt’s 25th appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations, a record in the history of the tournament.

They have won it seven times, more than any other side.

Posted 11/01/2022 7:43:14 PM

 

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