Nigeria Defeat Guinea To Reach AFCON Last 16

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Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 26 , 2019.
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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have defeated Guinea to become the first team to reach the last 16 at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles qualified for the next stage after a Kenneth Omeruo strike gave them a 1-0 victory over Guinea, taking their points tally to six in Group B.

Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo (2nd-L) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 26 , 2019.
Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

Guinea’s loss leaves them with a point from two games, while Madagascar who take on Burundi in the second group game has a point.

Burundi are last on the table with no point, thanks to their loss to Nigeria in the group opener.

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