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Nigeria 3-1 Sudan – AFCON Player Ratings

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Nigeria secured his qualification to the knockout stage after a dominant performance against Sudan.

Nigeria defeated Sudan 3-1 in their Africa Cup of Nations game on Saturday. The Super Eagles went five points clear on top of the Group D table by securing back-to-back victories.

The Super Eagles are in the knock-out stage!

Nigeria came into the match on the back of a crucial 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening AFCON game. Augustine Eguavoen’s men started the game by completely outpacing their opponents. They scored the opener through Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze only three minutes into the game.

Following the opening goal, Nigeria continued their attacks throughout the first half. The Super Eagles eventually got what they deserved in the last minute before the interval.

Following a free-kick, the Sudan defenders made a half-clearance. After a few mishits and deflections, the ball hit Taiwo Awoniyi’s head before getting into the back of the net.

Just like the first half, Nigeria started the second period on fire. The Super Eagles doubled their lead through Moses Simon’s precise strike in the 46th minute. However, this time, Sudan started to slowly gain possession inside the Super Eagles half.

Following a few missed chances, Khedr Daiyeen got one back for Sudan from a spot-kick ten minutes past the hour-mark. Nigeria had a few more chances to increase their lead in the final ten minutes, but they eventually settled for a 3-1 win.

The victory is enough to secure a place for the Super Eagles in the last-16 stage. Elsewhere in the group, Egypt will face Guinea-Bissau in a crucial match later tonight.

Nigeria will face Guinea-Bissau in their last group stage game while Sudan lock horns with Egypt.

Player Ratings

Nigeria: Okoye (6), Aina (7), Troost-Ekong (6), Omeruo (6), Sanusi (6), Ayodele-Aribo (7), Ndidi (7), Chukwueze (8), Simon (9), Iheanacho (7), Awoniyi (8).

Bench: Nwakali (7), Sadiq (6), Iwobi (6), Musa (6).

Sudan: Achrine (5), Elfadni (5), Nemer (7), Karshoum (6), Mohamedein (5), Khedr (7), Al Rashed (6), Gumaa Abas Omer (6), Hamed (5), Abelrazig Omer (6), Eisa (5).

Bench: Hussein (7), A. Hussein (6), Hakeem (6), Makki (5), Mahjoub (6).

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