Nigeria impress once more with 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau

After swatting aside Mo Salah’s Egypt, then Sudan, Nigeria entrenched their status as top contenders to win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations with a confident 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau.

AFP , Wednesday 19 Jan 2022,
Views:441
Ekong
Nigeria s defender William Troost-Ekong (L) fights for the ball with Egypt s forward Omar Marmoush during the Group D Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Nigeria and Egypt at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 11, 2022.

Nigeria easily topped Group D with three straight wins – and in this latest match they kept their momentum going with pertinacity and creativity alike.

The Super Eagles dominated possession in the first half but lacked a cutting edge as Guinea-Bissau were hard to break down. But a sterling flurry of play in the 56th minute saw Kelechi Iheanacho break down the right and sends a magnificent ball across the box to Umar Sadiq – who tapped it into the net.

The next minute, Moses Simon came on and proceeded to light up the game, with scintillating, evasive runs down the left into the box. One such run saw him outmanoeuvre three Guinea-Bissau defenders before firing at the bar – only for it to bounce back for William Troost-Ekong to knock into the net, making it 2-0 for Nigeria in the 75th minute.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

 

Search Keywords:
Short link:

 

ADD COMMENT

 
 
 
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

More news

More
Group A W D L P
Cameroon
2 1 0 7
Burkina Faso
1 1 1 4
Cape Verde
1 1 1 4
Ethiopia
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
1 2 0 5
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Malawi
1 1 1 4
Zimbabwe
1 0 2 3
Group C W D L P
Morocco
2 1 0 7
Gabon
1 2 0 5
Comoros
1 0 2 3
Ghana
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
Nigeria
3 0 0 9
Egypt
2 0 1 6
Sudan
0 1 2 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group E W D L P
Cote d Ivoire
2 1 0 7
Equatorial Guinea
2 0 1 6
Sierra Leone
0 2 1 2
Algeria
0 1 2 1
Group F W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Gambia
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
1 0 2 3
Mauritania
0 0 3 0