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Kelechi Iheanacho beats Salah, Simon to win Man of the Match award



Kelechi Iheanacho has been named the Man of the Match for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D game between Nigeria and Egypt played on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

The 25-year-old received the ball from Joe Aribo in the 30th minute to score the only goal of the game.

He said, “It’s a massive win for us. We prepared and worked so hard for this game and we are happy with the result. This is surely a good start for us and I hope it will help us in subsequent games.

“We were not scared of the Egyptians. We studied them very well and it showed our performance. This is a good start for us and Nigerians can be sure we will do our best in this competition.

Iheanacho will be aiming to add to his goal when the Super Eagles take on Sudan in their next group fixture scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022.

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