The Super Eagles of Nigeria secured another crucial 1-0 victory against Guinea on Wednesday to become the first team to progress to the knockout stages of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Nigerians were solid in defence and creative in midfield but struggled in attack failing to properly break down the resolute defence of the National Elephants.
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Gernot Rohr’s men have Kenneth Omeruo to thank as the defender rose highest in the 73rd minute to divert a corner from Moses Simon into the back of the net.
Nigeria have not played at the AFCON Finals since they lifted the gold-plated trophy in 2013 and they are currently on a 5-game winning run in the tournament. The Super Eagles would face the Barea of Madagascar on Saturday by 1700 hrs (Nigerian time) in order to secure their spot at the top of the group.
With the array of young talented stars within the ranks of the Super Eagles available to Gernot Rohr and the experience of Mikel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo, and Ahmed Musa who were part of the team that lifted the title under Stephen Keshi, do you think the Nigerian team has what it takes to go all the way in Egypt? Vote below