FT: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt; First half strike from Iheanacho SEALS the three points for the Super Eagles

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Many thanks for being with us on this LIVE coverage between Nigeria and Egypt, which has been the best game of the tournament thus far. Until next time, stay safe!

The Super Eagles begin their quest to win a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title with a comfortable 1-0 victory over Egypt, in their opening group D clash. Leicester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho’s effort in the first half was more than enough to give the team all three points. Iheanacho was voted the Man-of-the-Match, following his fine displays capped with a super goal.

FULL-TIME IN GAROUA: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY IN GAROUA: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

HALF-TIME IN GAROUA: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

30′ MIN: Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho gifts the Super Eagles the lead, with a sublime effort.

GOOOOAAALLL!!! Nigeria 1-0 Egypt (K. Iheanacho)

KICK-OFF IN GAROUA: Nigeria 0-0 Egypt

Coach Augustine Eguavoen has handed a start to in-form Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi, while regular faces Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are also in the line-up. Egypt manager Carlos Quieroz has named fearsome attacker Mo Salah, as well as Premier League stars Trezeguet and Mohamed Elneny in his Starting XI.

Both sides have met 18 times previously – with Nigeria amassing eight wins, Egypt has five victories, while the other five ties have ended in draws. Though, the Pharaohs are the favourites to edge this one as they boast of one of the world’s best players in Mo Salah, while Kelechi Iheanacho will be one of the leading lights for the Super Eagles.

This titanic clash between the continent’s heavyweights is one most football lovers will definitely not want to miss, as it promises to be a feisty encounter.

Hello soccer lovers! Welcome to our second match coverage of the day at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. West African giants and three-time winners Nigeria will battle it out against the all-time record holders Egypt in an epic contest.

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