Veteran Kelz gives Eagles halftime advantage against Pharaohs


A super goal by Kelechi Iheanacho gave Nigeria the lead in their first AFCON game against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The Nigerian Super Eagles got what their dominant display at Stade Roumde Adjia deserves on Tuesday.

Nigeria made their intention known from the blow of the whistle by presenting the show against the 7-time champions.

Simon Moses was the leader of the torment inflicted by Nigeria on Egypt in the attack.

While both Trost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo controlled the defense.

Moses was a constant pain to the pharaohs on the left flank, constantly building up pressure on the right back.

On one occasion, as he turned and turned, he sent Egypt’s first choice back on the stretchers and out of the game.

Nigeria opened the scoring in the 30th minute after a pass from the defense found Simon Moses, who then sent a cross into the box.

Taiwo Awoniyi tried to head the ball towards the goal, but Hegazi intercepted it and his clearance found Aribo, who opened the scoring with Kelechi Iheanacho.

Nigeria coached by Moses Simon were by far the best team in the first half, but the Nantes man’s balls in the final third disappointed him.


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