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Nigeria beat Sudan 3-1, reach AFCON last 16

Nigeria defeated Sudan 3-1 in their AFCON 2021 encounter at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon, on Saturday.

The victory assures the Super Eagles of a place in the Round of 16.

With the victory, the Super Eagles won their opening two matches at an Africa Cup of Nations in consecutive tournaments for the very first time, according to the Confederation of Africa football.

Walieldin Khedr of Sudan scored a penalty in the 70th minute to reduce Nigeria’s lead to 3-1.

Ola Aina had fouled a Sudanese player when VAR awarded a penalty to the Falcons. The Nigerian defender was shown a yellow card.