The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has continued to live up to its reputation of producing nail-biting encounters, with the latest game between Nigeria and Egypt being another thriller.
The Super Eagles were able to defeat the powerful Pharaohs of Egypt by 1-0. The scorecard did not do justice to the exciting show of skill and determination that was on display throughout the game.
For Nigeria, the goal came through a stunning effort by AFCON-debutant Kelechi Iheanacho as Augustine Eguavoen’s side outplayed the 7-time AFCON winners. However, it was not a fluke victory as the Super Eagles have consistently troubled the Pharaohs in the past as well. In fact, Nigeria have won 4 of their last 9 encounters, adding a glorious chapter in their ongoing rivalry.