Nigeria began their AFCON 2021 journey on a good note as they defeated seven-time champions Egypt on Tuesday evening. Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game in the first 45 minutes.
Nigeria dominated the game and created more chances, with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah not having a chance to prove himself against the Super Eagles defence.
Here are the three best players in Nigeria’s win over the Pharaohs of Egypt.
1 Moses Simon
He was a terror to the Egyptian defenders on the left wing and was involved in the Super Eagles goal scored by Iheanacho in the first half.
2 Kelechi Iheanacho
The Leicester City forward scored the only goal of the game and was instrumental when the Super Eagles are on the attack.
3 Kenneth Omeruo
The former Chelsea defender was solid in the back and did a good job in keeping out Mohamed Salah alongside William Troost-Ekong.