Watch: Iheanacho scores stunner as Nigeria beat Salahs Egypt in Afcon

The Leicester star fired the Super Eagles to a tournament-opening victory in Cameroon on Tuesday night

Nigeria defeated Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations opener on Tuesday, with Leicester City star KelechiIheanacho scoring the goal needed to lead the Super Eagles to victory.

Iheanachos goal came in the 30th minute, helping lead Nigeria past Mohamed Salahs Egypt in their Group D opener.

The finish from the Nigerian forward was a spectacular one, as he took a touch in the box before rocketing a shot past Mohammed El Shenawy for the games only goal.

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It was a difficult game for the Egyptian forward, who was left isolated in Egypts attack.

Salah didnt register a meaningful touch of the ball until well into the second half, and even that chance was called back due to an offside call.

In total, Egypt registered just four shots to Nigerias 15, with only two of those on target.

Following Tuesdays win, Nigeria will face Sudan on Saturday for their second group stage game. Egypt meanwhile will take on Guinea-Bissau for their next match of the tournament.


Source : goal.com

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