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Mikel Obi loses first team shirt as Super Eagles beat Guinea

Super Eagles on Wednesday defeated defeated Guinea in Egypt, to become the first team to qualify for the second round knockout stage at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019.

The only goal of the game was scored by kenneth Omeruo in the second half.

Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo (2nd-L) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 26 , 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe AFP

Also Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr dropped team’s captain Mikel Obi from the starting lineup for the crucial Group match with the Guinea national team.

Arsenal’s starlet Alex Iwobi played the number 10 role of the former Chelsea star.

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Striker Ighalo  also replaced Paul Onachu in the game that is ongoing in Alexandria.

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Nigeria 1 (Omeruo 73) Guinea 0

Playing Thursday

Burundi v Madagascar (1430 GMT)

Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

Nigeria 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 – qualified

Madagascar 1 0 1 0 2 2 1

Guinea 2 0 1 1 2 3 1

Burundi 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

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