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Panic for Super Eagles As Sudan Star Fires Warning Ahead of Their Africa Cup of Nations Group D Clash
- Nigeria vs Sudan will kick off on Saturday afternoon, January 15, and the Falcons of Jediane midfielder Yaasin Hamid believes they can shock the Super Eagles
- Kelechi Iheanacho scored Nigeria’s winning goal in their opening group game against Egypt, while Sudan played a goalless draw with Guinea-Bissau
- Hamid has warned that although Nigeria parade an array of superstars, Sudan are capable of getting results against the three-time AFCON champions
Ahead of their second group game at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Sudan midfielder Yaasin Hamid has disclosed that his side will go all out for all three points.
The Falcons of Jediane go into the game following their goalless draw with Guinea-Bissau in their opening game, as they will seek to get results against Nigeria.
The Super Eagles put up a sensational performance to defeat Egypt in their opener courtesy a first half strike by Kelechi Iheanacho.
It was a convincing win as Augustine Eguavoen’s men dominated most parts of the game as Nigeria stamped their authority at the tournament.
And ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua, Sudan midfielder Hamid says his side can claim a famous win against the Super Eagles.
“In these tournaments we can draw or win. Football is played on the field, not in names.
“Nigeria are a superstar team and we are a young team, but we will fight to fulfill our ambition to go past the group stage.”
Iwobi assures Nigerians of great outing vs Sudan
Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi has stated that the Super Eagles are psyched up ahead of their second group game at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Speaking ahead of the match, Alex Iwobi who came on as a late substitute against the Pharaohs told NFF TV that the team would try to record a win against the Falcons of Jediane.
The Everton of England star told NFF TV:
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“We are really psyched up especially that first performance but we are not going to rest on our hoarse, we are going to keep on going.
“The only assurance I will give is that we are going to give 100 per cent and fight for our country and the result hopefully we will get what we want but we are going to fight for our country.”
Agali urges Eguavoen to continue with Awoniyi/Iheanacho partnership
Sports Brief earlier reported that former Super Eagles forward Victor Agali has urged interim coach Augustine Eguavoen to retain the strike-force partnership of Kelechi Iheanacho and Taiwo Awoniyi.
The duo terrorized the Pharaohs defence to help Nigeria beat Egypt 1-0 in their opening group game at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
A first half strike by Leicester City man Kelechi Iheanacho was all the Eagles needed to start their campaign on a flying note.