AFCON 2021: Nigeria Stuns Egypt 

AFCON 2021: Nigeria Stuns Egypt

AFCON 2021: Nigeria Stuns Egypt 
Iheanacho and Ndidi / Pic: CAF_Online

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In the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho produced a remarkable first-half goal to lead Nigeria to an amazing victory over Egypt. AFCON 2021: Nigeria Stuns Egypt.

Nigeria won a game between two Group D heavyweights on Tuesday, with the seven-time champions struggling to make an impact.

Iheanacho broke the deadlock with a stunning shot from the edge of the box that reached the top corner.

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The goal came as a result of Nigeria’s constant pressure, which was spearheaded by FC Nantes winger Moses Simon, who created multiple chances with his quickness and cunning.

He was involved in the scoring because his cross was mishandled by the Egyptians, allowing Joe Aribo to set up Iheanacho for the goal.

Nigeria may have increased to their total had they not squandered a slew of chances against a dismal Egypt team led by captain Mohamed Salah.

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Mohamed El Shenawi, the Egyptian goalkeeper, made some crucial stops late in the game to save the game from becoming lopsided.

As a result, the Super Eagles are currently in first place in Group D, while Egypt, led by Carlos Quieroz, has their work cut out for them in their next two group games.

Egypt had never lost any of their last previous six games but today Nigeria has stunned the African giants in the opening game. Thanks to Iheanacho’s stunning strike from the 18yard box.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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