The Egyptian national team fell into the trap of losing against its Nigerian counterpart 1-0 during the match that brought them together today, Tuesday, in the first round of Group D of the African Nations Cup, currently being held in Cameroon.
The Nigeria team appeared strongly and advanced early in search of the goal of progress, and invested the mistakes committed by the Egyptian side to threaten goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy on many occasions.
The Nigerian team owes the victory to Kelechi Ihyanacho, who scored the game’s only goal in the 30th minute.
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With this victory, the Nigerian team scored its first three points in the tournament, while the Egyptian team remained without points.
This loss came to confuse the accounts of the Egyptian team – the most winning team with 7 titles – before facing Sudan and Guinea Bissau in the next two rounds.
Coach Carlos Queiroz will be required to reconsider a number of his technical choices, especially in the offensive line, to avoid any further surprise in the next two matches.
Queiroz received widespread criticism during today’s match due to the change in the positions of the attacking players, which affected the performance of the Egyptian team, which did not create many opportunities in front of Nigeria’s goal.