Nigeria defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their last African Cup of Nations Group D match at the Roumde Adija stadium in Garoua, with Sadiq Umar scoring his maiden Super Eagles goal. ayokinews.com reports
On his first start and third cap, the Kaduna-born striker eventually scored his first senior goal for Nigeria.
Nigeria won all three group matches thanks to captain William Troost-Ekong’s clinching goal, which came after a moment of brilliance by Moses Simon.
Coach Austin Eguavoen’s recent achievement is a re-enactment of his exploits from 2006.
The 56-year-old coach is the first Nigerian coach in history to win all three of his team’s games in the AFCON group stage, and he is also the first to do so twice.
Nigeria demonstrated its prowess by taking the lead after 57 minutes thanks to a wasteful Umar. The Almeria striker was on hand to head home a low cross from Iheanacho at the back post for a 1-0 lead.
The appearance of Moses Simon returned to the Eagles’ attack as usual, and a flash of brilliance from the winger resulted in the second goal, which took a lengthy VAR ruling before it was given.