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Nigeria top Group D as Super Eagles wallop Sudan 3-1

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Nigeria won its second match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation with the defeat of Sudan by 3-1 in favour of Nigeria at their encounter at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon, on Saturday.

The victory assures the Super Eagles of a place in the Round of 16, having defeated Egpty in the first match this week.

With the victory, the Super Eagles won their opening two matches at an Africa Cup of Nations in consecutive tournaments for the very first time, according to the Confederation of Africa football.

Walieldin Khedr of Sudan scored a penalty in the 70th minute to reduce Nigeria’s lead to 3-1.

Ola Aina had fouled a Sudanese player when VAR awarded a penalty to the Falcons. The Nigerian defender was shown a yellow card.

Samuel Chukwueze’s goal put Nigeria ahead three minutes into the game through an assist from Moses Simon.

At the 45th minute, Taiwo Awoniyi’s header gave the Super Eagles their second goal.

A skilful Moses Simon tripled Nigeria’s lead 35 seconds into the second half.

Before the commencement of the second half, Alex Iwobi replaced Samuel Chukwueze, who scored Nigeria’s first goal.

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