Super Eagles jubilating after Troost Ekong's goal


“33” Export Lager beer, the official beer partner of the Nigerian Football Federation has applauded the Super Eagles for finishing top of Group D at the ongoing African Cup of Nations.


The Super Eagles finished with the maximum 9 points after winning Egypt, Sudan and Guineas Bissau on their way to the top. They remain the only team to finish the group stages with maximum points at this year’s AFCON tournament.


Senior Brand Manager, “33” Export Lager, Aishat Anaekwe while commenting on the team’s performance at this stage said “We have only won points at this stage but it is important to celebrate the small wins as they come because they form part of the journey. We are supporting the boys to go all the way and we believe they will make us proud.”


The Eagles started the tournament on a bright note winning 1-nil over tournament powerhouse Egypt. They followed that performance with a brilliant showing against Sudan with a 3-1 win. The match against Guinea Bissau was all about pride as the Eagles had already qualified but the Eguavoen led side handled it like any other game and put in a top-notch performance.


It was a cagey affair in the first half as both sides failed to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes. The goals eventually came in the second half, the first in the 56th minute through Sadiq Umar from a Kelechi Iheanacho cross in the box. The second came after substitute Moses Simon danced into the box and fired a shot that hit the crossbar. The ball fell into the path of W. Troost-Ekong and the centre-back tapped into the net. A lengthy VAR check was required to confirm the goal but in the end, the Nigerian side was awarded the goal. The match ended 2 - 0 in favour of the Eagles.


The Super Eagles will play their next game on Sunday 23rd, January against the 3rd best team from either Group B, E or F.

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