The Super Eagles are the first team to qualify for the round of 16 of the 2019 AFCON after beating hard fighting Syli Nationale of Guinea by a lone goal in their second group game.
It was not a stroll in the park for the Eagles as the Guineans fought with their lives in a bid to secure victory after drawing their first match against Madagascar.
Leganes of Spain defender, Keneth Omeruo was the hero for Nigeria as he grabbed the decisive goal in the 74th-minute nodding home a Moses Simon’s corner kick.
With the next round ticket in the kitty, coach Gernot Rohr will be expected to give players who are yet to taste action the chance to play against Madagascar on Sunday.
Those who expect the Super Eagles to beat the Syli Nationale silly would be disappointed with the number of scoring chances wasted by Gernot Rohr’s men.
Generally, there is a need for improvement; we must learn to take advantage of dead ball situations, but it is heartwarming to see the team scoring from a corner kick against Guinea.
The higher we go the tougher it becomes.