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Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Eagles continue streak and hit peak thanks to Sadiq

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Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Eagles continue streak and hit peak thanks to Sadiq - Naija News 247
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Eagles continue streak and hit peak thanks to Sadiq

Nigeria completed their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D campaign with a third successive win to secure top spot, with Umar Sadiq’s second-half strike setting the ‘Super-Eagles’ on their way to a 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Eagles continue streak and hit peak thanks to Sadiq - Naija News 247
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Eagles continue streak and hit peak thanks to Sadiq

Half an hour into the game and the highlight was undoubtedly a small number of spectators doing the conga throughout the stands – there really wasn’t that much by way of viewing on the pitch.

Kelechi Iheanacho must’ve seen what was happening off the pitch and decided to provide some much-needed entertainment, as he connected with a bicycle kick from a corner but could do no more than sting the palms of Maurice Gomis in the Guinea-Bissau goal.

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Only a win would do for Guinea-Bissau if they were to have any chance of progressing to the knockout stages, but the early signs pointed to an equally early exit.

Nigeria had been relatively quiet in the first half – perhaps because they already knew their safe passage to the last 16 was secured, but they were full of life in the opening stages of the second half and reaped their reward.

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Iheanacho’s sumptuous outside-of-the-foot pass laid the ball on a plate for Sadiq, who simply couldn’t miss from six yards to score his maiden international goal.

A swift VAR check confirmed the goal, but to the bemusement of Sadiq, he was instantly hooked by Augustine Eguavoen.

The ‘Super Eagles’ wrapped the game up 10 minutes from time when Moses Simon tricked his way into the area and when his shot crashed back off the upright, William Troost-Ekong was on hand to tap home the rebound.

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Not only have Guinea-Bissau never won an AFCON tournament game, they have now become the first team in history to go seven consecutive games in AFCON history without scoring a single goal.

Source: via Nigeria Football News

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