On Saturday, Nigeria defeated Sudan 3-1 at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon, in an AFCON 2021 match. ayokinews.com reports
The Super Eagles have now advanced to the Round of 16 as a result of their win.
For the first time in Africa Cup of Nations history, the Super Eagles won their first two matches in successive tournaments.
Nigeria and Sudan played at the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time, however it was their first meeting in 46 years.
Sudan won the first match 4-0 in the group stage of the 1963 tournament, while Nigeria won the second match 1-0 in 1976.
Nigeria has won ten of its previous twelve Africa Cup of Nations games (L2), while keeping six clean sheets in the process.
Sudan had only won one of its past 14 Africa Cup of Nations games (D6 L7), dating back to the 1972 edition, with a 0-0 stalemate in their opener against Guinea-Bissau.
Nigeria won their first game of the Africa Cup of Nations (1-0 versus Egypt) for the second time in a row, after failing to win their first match in four of their previous five appearances (W1 D1 L3).