Super Eagles of Nigeria attained an enviable feat as they become the first team to qualify for the round of 16 at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
A 1 – 0 win against Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium this evening confirmed the Eagles’ qualification to the next round after defender Kenneth Omeruo scored the only goal in the match.
The Super Eagles who also defeated Burundi 1 – 0 last week now have six points in the group stage. On Sunday, Nigeria will face Madagascar for their final group stage game before going into the round of 16.
Atiku Abubakar, a presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the Super Eagles’ 1-0 victory over Guinea at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, on Wednesday. Atiku commended the Super Eagles for defeating the Syli Stars in Alexandra.
On his Twitter page, he wrote: “I am excited on our qualification for the round of 16 even with a game in hand. Slow, but steady, the Super Eagles are making progress. #TotalAFOCN2019.”
Nigeria now has six points, ahead of their final group fixture against debutants, Madagascar on Sunday.
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