By Babajide Okeowo
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeated Sudan 3-1 to book a spot in the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.
This is the second victory that the Super Eagles will be recording in the ongoing tournament following their victory over Egypt in the first game.
Nigeria got off to the perfect start as Samuel Chukwueze opened the scoring three minutes into the game, stroking home from a Moses Simon pass.
Taiwo Awoniyi got the second after a Troost-Ekong header bounced off the striker and beat the Sudanese goalkeeper who should have done better.
Moses Simon joined the goal scoring party just after the second half began while Sudan got their consolation from the spot after Ola Aina fouled in the penalty box.
The win was their second in as many games and will ease whatever tension there was heading into the final group stage match against Guinea Bissau.