Nigeria defeat Guinea Bissau in an impressive match to finish top of Group D at the ongoing AFCON 2021.
Coach Austin Eguavoen made some changes to the team with Maduka Okoye, Awoniyi, Moses Simon all out of the squad.
The game started quite slow with the Super Eagles missing a couple of chances.
Nigerians on social media were already impatient as they continued to criticize Sadiq Umar who started upfront.
Guinea Bissau also showed that they were not push-overs as they continued to push for chances.
The first half ended without any goal as Nigerians continued to call for Sadiq to be substituted.
However, Sadiq redeemed himself as he opened the scoring for the Super Eagles.
He lashed onto a diagonal cross fro, Iheanacho into an empty post.
The Super Eagles were already becoming dominant in the game as they continued to dictate the play.
Moses Simon was introduced just after the first goal, and he was mesmerising.
He dribbled past a couple of defenders before releasing a thunderous shot which hit the post.
Captain Troost-Ekong was quick to react to the rebound and poke the ball into the net.
The linesman waved for offside, but after the centre referee consulted VAR, the goal stood.
It was a second goal for Nigeria and Guinea Bissau could not come back.
Nigeria defeat Guinea Bissau and that means Austin Eguavoen has equaled his record of 2016.
He won all three group games in 2016 and has now won all 3 games in AFCON 2021.
The Super Eagles are now through to the next round alongside Egypt who defeated Sudan.
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