Nigeria beat Burundi in AFCON qualifiers

Emmanuel Amuneke’s men dominated the game from the very beginning, missing several chances.

Flying Eagles

Emmanuel Amuneke’s men dominated the game from the very beginning, missing several chances.

In the 25th minute Samuel Chukwueze came close with a looping header while skipper Kelechi Nwakali fired narrowly wide from outside the box in the 30th minute.

The Burundians had a big chance in the 17th minute but the effort came off the cross bar before Akpan Udoh in goal for Nigeria parried it away

After a goalless first half, Nigeria got the winning goal in the 68th minute through Chukwudi Agor.

Agor sold a dummy before unleashing a powerful strike from the edge of the box that sailed into the net.

The return leg will be played on the weekend of June 10-12 in Calabar.

Victory for Nigeria in the return fixture will mean the Flying Eagles will take on Sudan in the third and final leg of the qualifiers in July.

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