The senior national team of Nigeria secured passage into the round of 16 in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Sudan in their second game. OwnGoalNigeria.com reports.
Nigeria got in on the act early into the half with Moses Simon setting up Samuel Chukwueze for the opening goal of the game as early as the 3rd minute of the game..
Three more chances to increase to increase the goal went begging with Taiwo Awoniyi missing two good chances. Joe Aribo missed the other. However Awoniyi made atonement for his miss.
With was virtually the last kick of the game , Awoniyi headed home the second goal for Nigeria before Simon put the game beyond the reach of the Sudanese with a goal of how own one minute after the restart.
Sudan did pull a goal back from the spot when Ola Aina was adjudged to have foul his man by pulling his shirt after a review by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Walieldin Khedr sent Maduka Okoye the wrong way but the goal ended as a consolation as Nigeria hanged on to claim all three points and passage to the round of 16.