Nigeria reach round of 16 after 3-1 win over Sudan

Nigeria reach round of 16 after 3-1 win over Sudan

Garoua (Cameroon): Nigeria qualified for the Round of 16 of the African Nations Cup after exploiting three defensive errors to beat Sudan 3-1 in Group D on Saturday.

Nigeria leads the group with six points, having previously won 1-0 against Egypt in its first match.

Sudan’s balance stopped at one point in two matches, after a goalless draw with Guinea-Bissau, and it needed to beat Egypt in the last match to maintain its hopes of qualifying.

Samuel Chukwueze gave Nigeria the lead after just three minutes and Tayo Onyi added the second goal at the end of the first half.

Moses Simon made the score 3-0 after 36 seconds of the break, while Wali El Din Khader scored Sudan’s goal from a penalty kick in the 70th minute.

Later in the day, Egypt will play Guinea-Bissau.

(Reuters)

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