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AFCON: Kelechi Iheanacho fires Nigeria to victory against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt

The Leicester striker scored the successful purpose within the first half, firing his half-volley excessive into internet after pivoting exquisitely on the sting of the field.

Considering his type within the English Premier League this season, many had anticipated Mohamed Salah to produce one thing particular in his facet’s opening group sport.

But Nigeria managed to maintain the Egypt captain quiet for almost all of the match, with the 29-year-old creating just one purpose scoring alternative of word.

The Liverpool star might need executed higher along with his probability after being performed by means of behind the protection with 20 minutes to go however he noticed his weak effort saved by goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

Egypt seemed second finest to Nigeria for a lot of the match, with the Super Eagles wanting much more energetic and artistic going ahead.

Wilfred Ndidi was significantly spectacular for Nigeria, impressively marshaling the midfield and squashing Egypt’s potential assaults.

The eventual winners might have made their lives extra snug however missed a string of probabilities to prolong their lead.

Egypt, who’ve received the match on seven earlier events, will look to bounce again against Guinea-Bissau in its subsequent match whereas Nigeria performs Sudan.

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