Nigeria with a superb begin to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after inflicting an important 1-0 victory over Egypt in a crunchy Group D opener on the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Douala
Egypt with an early scare on the again after Mahmoud Hamdy gifted Taiwo Awoniyi a ball within the field however was stopped for a wasted nook kick.
Nigeria opened the scoring account on the thirtieth minute via Kelechi Iheanacho who linked from Aribo’s move after Sanusi Zaidu had than an amazing work from the left.
Egypt tried to reply rapidly after happening however Mohammed Salah couldn’t attain out to Elneny’s lengthy ball from the center as Okoye got here off his line to gather that one.
It was Nigeria throughout with the Egyptians at all times packed of their half as the sport ended goalless after half time
Within the second half, the Tremendous Eagles got here actually sturdy in seek for their second however Taiwo Awoniyi’s header from Aina’s cross went off the upright after a tip from Mohammed El Shenawy.
Nigeria probed once more in assault however the initiator Awoniyi was repelled, Iheanacho additionally had a powerful contact with the comply with up and made the state of affairs a wasted one.
Sayed Zizo managed an amazing move, beats Sanusi however his floor cross was lower out by skipper William Troost Ekong. The ensuing nook kick went huge over everybody.
The Pharoahs with an enormous alternative to get again on degree on the 66th minute after Zizo once more did an superior work on the proper to launch a good one however Mohammed Salah’s volley was blocked by Ola Aina.
Mohammed Salah got here so near getting the equaliser on the seventieth minute after receiving an amazing move from Zizo however his effort was stopped by Maduka Okoye.
It was an finish to finish motion within the final ten minutes however the Nigerians had been at all times forward as they proceed to squander possibilities in entrance of aim.
Nigeria practically doubled their lead on the stroke of full time however Chidera Ejuke had his effort saved them vastly by El Shenawy.
It completed 1-0 for the Tremendous Eagles after full time.