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AFCON: Super Eagles defeat Guinea to progress to knockout stage

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have progressed to the second round of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

An own goal from Opa Sanganté, Guinean defender was the sole difference as the Eagles finished second in Group A behind Equatorial Guinea, who defeated Ivory Coast 4-0, in the group’s other game.

The results meant Equatorial Guinea finished as Group A winners, with Nigeria second, both with seven points, while the Elephants have to wait for the rest of Matchday 3 matches to determine if they will continue in the tournament.

Coach Jose Peseiro continued with the 3-4-3 formation with some personnel changes. Kenneth Omeruo came on for William Troost-Ekong and was handed the captain’s band, while Joe Aribo replaced Alex Iwobi.

Ademola Lookman was given a rest after starting the first two matches, with Moses Simon reinstated.

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