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Sports - Football - Scores & Fixtures Updated: January 19, 2022

AFCON 2022: Super Eagles Seal Perfect Run With 2-0 Win Over Lowly Guinea-Bissau

By Oladimeji Balogun
January 19, 2022
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained a perfect record in Group D Africa Cup of Nations (2022) run with a comfortable 2-0 win over bottom-placed Guinea-Bissau thanks to Umar Sadiq and William Troost-Ekong's goals at the Roumde Adija stadium in Cameroon.

Already qualified Augustine Eguavoen's men made several changes across the pitch including the goalkeeper as they wanted to rest players and give some opportunities to showcase their talents.

The Nigerian national team are the only team currently finishing the group with a perfect record of three wins from three games. The only thing is they have had goals from different players but they have scored 6 goals, conceding just one.

The breakthrough in the game didn't come until the 56th minute when Umar Sadiq left footed shot from very close range found the bottom left corner with an assist from Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho.

Defender Troost-Ekong sealed the match in the 75th minute with from the corner kick with a right-footed shot to make it 2-0.

Egypt managed to win 1-0 against Sudan to book a spot in the Round of 16 as runner-up from Group D.

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Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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African Cup of Nations 2021/2022 TABLE

African Cup of Nations
No Teams P Pts
1 Cameroon 3 7
2 Cape Verde 3 4
3 Burkina Faso 3 4
4 Ethiopia 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Senegal 3 5
2 Malawi 3 4
3 Guinea 3 4
4 Zimbabwe 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Gabon 3 5
3 Comoros 3 3
4 Ghana 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Nigeria 3 9
2 Egypt 3 6
3 Guinea-Bissau 3 1
4 Sudan 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Mali 3 7
2 Gambia 3 7
3 Tunisia 3 3
4 Mauritania 3 0
Full Table

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Nigeria

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Guinea-Bissau

The Guinea-Bissau national football team is also known as Djurtus represents Guinea-Bissau in men&#...

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