Nigeria’s Super Eagles struggled to beat Burundi 1-0 in their first match at the African Cup of Nations tournament taking place in Egypt.
Odion Ighalo’s 73 minutes strike gave the Super Eagles the lone goal victory after a lackluster performance against a Burundian side ranked 136 in the world.
A final chance for Burundi as Razak headed Bigirimana’s corner over. You wouldn’t say it was a deserved win for Nigeria but while coach Gernot Rohr may not have got his starting team right, he made the needed alterations bringing on Ahmed Musa and Odion Igahlo which changed the game.
Coach Gernot Rohr’s men struggled all through the encounter before the intervention of the China based striker; Odion Ighalo’s 73 minutes strike