Iheanacho Strikes down Egyptian Pharaohs for Eagles’ Perfect AFCON Opener


Duro Ikhazuagbe

A 30th minute goal by Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, was all Super Eagles needed to end Egypt’s 16-match unbeaten group games and set Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a victory note.

Moses Simon, who was a thorn in the flesh of the Egyptians right from the first minute, crossed from the left flank with Joe Aribo heading the ball into the feet of Iheanacho.

The Leicester ‘SeniorMan’ didn’t waste time hammering with his left into Mohamed El Shenawi’s roof for Nigeria’s goal in the half hour mark.

Liverpool’s talisman, Mohamed Salah, was almost made anonymous in the duration of the game by Eagles central defence marshaled by William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo with Ola Aina and Zaidu Sanusi providing support from the right and left full backs respectively.

Iheanacho was voted Man of the Match at the end of regulation time.

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