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Reactions as Nigeria’a Super Eagles starts its AFCON campaign with a win over Burundi

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REACTIONS AS NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES STARTS AFCON CAMPAIGN WITH A WIN OVER BURUNDI

Odion Ighalo came from the bench to put Nigeria on top of the Group

 

Gernot Rohr’s men waited until the 77th minute to see off the Swallows in their Afcon opener on Saturday.

 

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Nigerians have taken to social media to heap praise on the Super Eagles after their 1-0 win over Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium.

 

 

Olivier Niyungeko’s men held the three-time African champions for the most part of Saturday’s encounter until the 77th minute when substitute Odion Ighalo opened the scoring. The goal came after a backheel assist from Ola Aina.

 

 

The win moved the Super Eagles to the summit of Group B with three points after their opening game.

 

 

Despite the wait for the goal, fans arcoss the country were satisfied with the team’s overall performance including the amazing pass from Aina and Ighalo’s strike.

 

 

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