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AFCON 2022: Nigeria cruise past Sudan 3-1 in statement win

Nigeria cruised to a 3-1 statement victory over AFCON minnows, Sudan in their second group game on Saturday, making it 2 wins in two.

It means the high-flying Super Eagles are through to the Round of 16 at the 2022 African Cup of Nations with just a game to spare, following a historic and well-deserved win over 7-time champions, Egypt in their first group match.

Nigeria cruise past Sudan with statement win in AFCON 2022

Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze struck after just three minutes of Saturday’s clash at the Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua to set Nigeria – who beat Egypt in a heavyweight opening fixture – on their way to a second straight win in Group D.

Taiwo Awoniyi added a second in slightly fortunate circumstances on the stroke of half-time, before Moses Simon struck straight after the interval.

But Walieldin Khedr Safour Daiyeen notched Sudan’s maiden goal of the tournament – and his first at international level – from the penalty spot with 20 minutes left after VAR intervened following a foul by Ola Aina.

However, that proved to be only a consolation goal as Augustine Eguavoen’s Nigeria side comfortably saw out Sudan which sees them join hosts, Cameroon and Morocco in the knockout rounds.

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