#AFCON2021: 5 Things We Learnt from Nigeria 3-1 Sudan


The Super Eagles were coming into the game against Sudan with confidence coming from the opening game against Egypt at the ongoing African Cup of Nations.

Nigeria needed maximum points to confirm a spot in the next round of the competition. They did not leave the fans of the Super Eagles disappointed after the game, as it ended in favor of the West African giants.

Nigeria vs Sudan ( AFCON 2021)


(1) Super Eagles Attacking Strength:

The Super Eagles of Nigeria showed the attacking side of their game against Sudan, sending messages to other opponents in the competition. The goals were all scored by the team's attacking players, they also took their chances which were lacking in the opening game against Egypt.

(2) Augustine Eguavoen Experience is Key for Nigeria:

The coach of the Super Eagles has shown his experience in the competition so far. The Nigerian was part of the coaching crew in 20024 and was the head coach when Nigeria won bronze in 2006. Eguavoen's coaching experience at this competition will be a key in the next games for Nigeria.

(3) Super Eagles Defensive Strength:

The Nigerian team has shown the rest of the teams in the competition that they will not concede cheap goals in this competition. Super Eagles have conceded just a goal at the African Cup of Nations, which came from the penalty spot against Sudan.

(4) Super Eagles Book Round of 16 Spot:

The victory against the Sudanese team means Nigeria has advanced to the next round of the competition. The result gives Nigeria confidence going into the last game against Guinea Bissau. Nigeria will meet any of the third-placed teams in their group, which is most likely an easier opposition.

( 5 ) Dennis, Ighalo, Osimhen:

The trio of these attackers missed the competition, and it seemed like the Super Eagles team were going to suffer without these players. The team under Eguavoen has shown that they are good on their own with the current players on the team. Nigeria have scored a goal in the competition with four different scorers which are all attacking players.