Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon score as Eagles reach AFCON last 16 - Punch Newspapers

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1/16/2022 8:50:00 AM

Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon score as Eagles reach AFCON last 16 - Punch Newspapers

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Kindly share this story:Nigeria and Sudan players vying during their Group D Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match at the Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua … on Saturday. Photo: AFPPublished16 January 2022Nigeria’s biggest chance of making it two wins from two games from their Group D at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations was always against Sudan and the three-time Africa champions didn’t disappoint as they dispatched the North Africans 3-1 to confirm their place in the knockout stages on Saturday.

First-half goals from Samuel Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi put the Super Eagles on the way, before Moses Simon added a third after the break.Chukwueze opened the scoring in the third minute of the game, coolly finishing a fine assist from Simon.With just a few seconds to the end of the first half, Awoniyi was rewarded for his efforts and work rate as he luckily deflected in a rebound from Iheanacho’s free-kick.

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