The Super Eagles sealed an impressive win against the Pharaohs of Egypt in their AFCON 2021 Group D opening game at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua on Tuesday.
Egypt just about edged Nigeria on possession until half an hour into the match — when a great opportunistic Iheanacho put Nigeria ahead.
They never looked back after that, making repeated fast-paced runs and running Egypt scared. The great star on the pitch this evening, Liverpool’s Mo Salah, barely got a chance to score, as his Egypt teammates did not give him the service he is used to at his club.
Mohamed Salah was a shadow of himself as Nigeria’s Super Eagles opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a winning note beating the most successful side in the competition 1-0.
The match lived up to the hype of what was expected from both teams that have ten titles between them.
Gbajabiamila congratulates Super Eagles for victory
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their victory over the Pharaohs of Egypt during their first Group D match at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Tuesday in Cameroon.
Gbajabiamila was elated that the Super Eagles put up a superlative performance to defeat the Pharaohs of Egypt, who are considered one of the favourites of the tournament.
The Speaker, who is the leader of the Federal Government’s delegation to cheer up the Super Eagles, noted with delight the team spirit among the Eagles players.
He urged the Super Eagles to maintain the same spirit and tempo throughout the tournament so that they would come back home with the trophy.
Gbajabiamila also lauded the technical crew of the Super Eagles for doing a good job.
He also applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare and his team, and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation.