By Charles Embola
Logged in group D of the ongoing TotalEnergies African Cup of Nations, record holders (07) Egypt felt the pinch of three times winner Nigeria.
Suffocated from the first blast of the whistle, the Egyptians looked unprepared for what the super eagles of Nigeria had in their locker.
Talisman and Captain Mo Salah could hardly find his feets in a game that saw the Nigerian defense closing down on him each time he had to receive the ball. This strategy paid off perfectly as Leicester city’s Kelechi Iheanacho’s early goal proved the difference as Nigeria fended off a late Pharoahs push to claim all three points.
Both teams are expected to progress from Group D despite today’s result, but Nigeria’s victory sets the Super Eagles up nicely for a better Round of 16 matchup and a deep run in the tournament, while Egypt could feel some added pressure in its other group stage matches against Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.
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