AFCON 2021: Brendan Rodgers speaks on Super Eagles, Iheanacho's goal against Egypt

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AFCON 2021: Brendan Rodgers speaks on Super Eagles, Iheanacho's goal against Egypt

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AFCON 2021 : Brendan Rodgers speaks on Super Eagles , Iheanacho's goal against Egypt

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers , has spoken about Nigeria and the Super Eagles performance in the first Group D game against Egypt in the ongoing

Nigeria defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their first game and look all set to beat Sudan in their second game on Saturday.Rodgers has two Nigerias, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi in his Leicester City team.and is monitoring the AFCON proceedings in Cameroon.

Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game, firing in a fine voley in the 30th minute and Rodgers was generally pleased with the display of the Super Eagles.Addressing his press conference on Thursday the Northern Irishman was asked how he felt about Iheanacho’s goal and he said,: “It was a brilliant strike.

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Africa Cup of Nations.way they did against Egypt.Don Silas Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has named Super Eagles star, Kelechi Iheanacho as Nigeria’s talisman at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon.Nigeria will be without Chidozie Awaziem for their second 2021 Africa Cup of Nations game against Sudan.

Nigeria defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their first game and look all set to beat Sudan in their second game on Saturday. Rodgers has two Nigerias, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi in his Leicester City team. Augustine Eguavoen’s side had defeated Egypt 1-0 in their first game on Tuesday.and is monitoring the AFCON proceedings in Cameroon. The win over Egypt means Austin Eguavoen’s side are on top of Group D with 3 points. Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game, firing in a fine voley in the 30th minute and Rodgers was generally pleased with the display of the Super Eagles. Troost-Ekong said: “The whole team defended very well and they [Egypt] didn’t have many chances and I think we played some nice game of football, which is always exciting. Addressing his press conference on Thursday the Northern Irishman was asked how he felt about Iheanacho’s goal and he said,: “It was a brilliant strike. In his absence, Kenneth Omeruo partnered with William Troost-Ekong in the centre of defence to keep a clean sheet against Mohammed Salah and co.

“I thought Nigeria looked really good, looked really structured in the game, good organization and you can see the players of quality they have in the team. Every game for us is going to be a big game. Obviously, you can see from his quality last night with the goal. “Kelechi has proven over the last twelve to eighteen months he can score goals. Great spin and finish, I’m delighted for him. Game by game, we are going to go further.” Related Topics: .” He added, “There was balance in the team, we looked solid at the back with Ndidi in the midfield.