Nigeria beat Egypt (1-0) on Tuesday on the first day of Group D. Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game.
Deprived of Victor Osimhen, their flagship striker, and after changing coach only two months ago, the Super Eagles displayed an incredible attractive face against pale Egyptians totally overwhelmed in this clash between two contenders for the crown.
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Control Big strike from the left
Kelechi Iheanacho shower Egypt with a magnificent goal !!!
Probably the best goal since the start of the competition #NIGEGY https://t.co/eg3l0PGTWF
– beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) January 11, 2022
Too lonely, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, has never been able to defend his nation and show off himself. The Egyptians will have to get up quickly in the next match against Guinea-Bissau before facing neighbor Sudan.
For Nigeria, it’s the perfect start. By beating the other favorite of Group D, the Super Eagles strike a big blow. They will now have to confirm against the other two formations of the group.