The Super Eagles fixed their second win in Egypt on Wednesday to affirm their advancement to their last-16 phase of the Africa Cup of Nations
Kenneth Omeruo’s header earned Nigeria a 1-0 prevail upon Guinea in their second Group B installation, which verified their spot in the knockout round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
After a goalless first a large portion of, the Chelsea loanee controlled Moses Simon’s corner-kick into the back of the net with his header in the 73rd moment, to expand the Super Eagles’ count at the summit of their gathering table to six after two diversions.
The triumph at the Alexandria Stadium additionally affirmed Nigeria’s advancement to the Round of 16, and football devotees the nation over are satisfied by the straightforwardness at which the Super Eagles progressed to the following stage.
In the wake of going ahead as a substitute in Guinea’s draw with Madagascar, Keita nearly denoted his first begin in about two months with a help at an early stage, yet Sory Kaba neglected to take the midfielder’s through-ball into his way.
Francois Kamano sent a free-kick only wide as Guinea kept up the weight, however Nigeria would have had the lead before half-time had Kone not got down to Iwobi’s exertion.
Kone acted the hero again soon after the hour, doing admirably to avert another Iwobi strike dunking in.
Keita’s disappointing return reached an end in the 71st moment when he was supplanted by Lass Bangoura, and Guinea’s obstruction was broken minutes after the fact – Omeruo looking a header into the furthest corner in the wake of associating with Simon’s conveyance.
Guinea revitalized late on, however Nigeria had little inconvenience in waiting for a success which ensures their place in the last 16 with a game to save.
Key Opta Facts
- Nigeria have won their last six recreations at the Africa Cup of Nations, their longest streak in their history, failing to concede more than one objective in every one of their six experiences.
- Guinea are winless in their last seven amusements at the Africa Cup of Nations (D5 L2), their longest streak in their history.
- Guinea have surrendered at any rate one objective in every one of their last 14 AFCON amusements.