Iheanacho superb hit secured victory for the Super Eagles against Egyptian side as Nigeria opened its AFCON 2021 on a winning note.
Super Eagle’s interim coach Augustine Eguavoen named a very attacking lineup as Moses Simon, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Kelechi Iheanacho were preferred in attack with Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi bossing the midfield.
Augustine tactics appeared to have stunned the Egyptians as the Super Eagles were dominant from the onset of the encounter.
Nigeria dominated possession in the first half but failed to create clear-cut opportunities for Awoniyi and Iheanacho upfront for the Eagles.
Leicester City Star Iheanacho would finally break the deadlock in the 30th minute as his left foot shot swept into the roof of the Egyptian net. The Super Eagles would then hang on to claim its first win of the tournament
The Super Eagles will next face Sudan on Saturday, January 15, while Egypt will seek redemption against Guinea-Bissau.