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Former President Goodluck Jonathan Reacts As Super Eagles Maintain 100% Record at AFCON 2021
- Goodluck Jonathan has expressed delight following the Super Eagles’ qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16
- The former Nigerian president thanked the team for their impressive performance so far and urged them to sustain the momentum
- Nigeria are the only side to have recorded a 100 per cent record at the competition so far, winning all their three group games
Sadiq Umar and William Troost-Ekong scored a goal each as Nigeria beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 to maintain their 100 per cent record at the continental showpiece.
Augustine Eguavoen’s side won all their three group games defeating the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their opening game, before recording a 3-1 victory over Sudan in their second match.
And following their latest win over Guinea-Bissau, the Eagles announce their arrival in the knockout phase of the competition with their intentions clear.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan took to social media to commend the squad, urging them to sustain the momentum as they chase for a fourth continental title.
Jonathan wrote on Facebook:
“Well done Nigeria Super Eagles for advancing to the knockout stage of #AFCON2021 tournament in Cameroun with exemplary 100% performance.
“This is a clear demonstration of the Nigerian resilient spirit and knack for winning.
“I wish the Eagles more victories in the games ahead and urge them to sustain this momentum as we aim for the ultimate prize.”
Egypt through to Round of 16
Meanwhile, the Pharaohs of Egypt are through to the knockout phase of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon defeating Sudan 1-0.
Having lost their opening fixture to Nigeria, the Pharaohs picked up a win against Guinea-Bissau in their second game, before defeating Sudan 1-0 in their last group game.
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Thanks to a sensational header by Mohamed Abdelmoneim whose lone striker was enough to seal all three points for his side.
Arsenal fans delighted over Ghana’s AFCON exit
Sports Brief earlier reported that following Ghana’s exit at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, Arsenal fans are excited as Thomas Partey is billed to return to join his teammates at the Emirates.
The Gunners are now boosted following the availability of Partey who scored in Ghana’s shocking 3-2 loss to Comoros as they are dumped out of the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon.
Debutant Comoros showed class and quality to defeat the Black Stars who played most of the game with 10-men after Andre Ayew was shown a straight red.