The Super Eagles of Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after a comprehensive victory over the National Elephants of Guinea.
Nigeria began their tournament with a narrow victory over the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday courtesy of a goal from Odion Ighalo. Gernot Rohr’s men sat atop the Group B table after Madagascar and Guinea played out a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
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Kenneth Omeruo wonderful header. What a performance from this man!#NGAGUI
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The 2013 AFCON Champions overcame Guinea with a lone goal from Kenneth Omeruo who converted a corner from Moses Simon in the 73rd minute. Nigeria kept Guinea at bay limiting the National Elephants to trying shots from long range, all of which were handled by Daniel Akpeyi.
Uganda could become the second team to join the Super Eagles at the knockout stages if they secure a second victory at the tournament against Zimbabwe. Hosts Egypt take on DR Congo on Wednesday night and a victory could see them join the Super Eagles in the round of 16.