AFCON 2022: Nigeria beat Sudan

16 Jan 2022, Roumdé Adjia Stadium (Garoua):- Nigeria cruised past Sudan 3-1 in a Group D match at the Africa Cup of Nations to guarantee their place in the last-16 with a match to spare.

Building on their impressive win over Mohammed Salah and seven-time champions Egypt in a heavyweight Group D opener in midweek, the Super Eagles brushed aside limited opposition on Saturday evening thanks to goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon. Walieldin Khedr pulled a goal back for Sudan from the penalty spot after Ola Aina was penalised for a challenge.

Walieldin Khedr Safour Daiyeen got Sudan off the mark at their first AFCON tournament for a decade with a consolation penalty in the second half after a foul by Ola Aina.

The result means Augustine Eguavoen’s side join hosts Cameroon and Morocco by sealing a spot in the knockout rounds, with their final group game to come against Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday evening.

Match score:- Nigeria – 3 : Sudan – 1