Nigerian: Super Eagles became the first team to book a spot in the knockout rounds of the Africa Cup of Nations in the wake of verifying a 1-0 win over Guinea on Wednesday.
On-form defender Kenneth Omeruo rose highest to head in Moses Simon’s corner kick in the 73rd minute to hand the Eagles the win.
Eagles coach Gernot Rohr made five changes to the side that beat Burundi 1-0 four days ago, and there was a marked lack of fluency was obvious in their play.
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Odion Ighalo squandered the opportunity of the match in the wake of being played through on goal, opting to go for the near post instead of squaring for Ahmed Musa to tap into an empty goal.
The Eagles however showed more urgency in the second half, and were duly rewarded with Omeruo’s headed goal.
Nigeria need a draw against Madagascar to tip the group, while Guinea are still in with a chance to qualify when they take on Burundi in the last round of games.