AFCON Live Update: Nigeria Lead Egypt 1-0

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AFCON Live Update: Nigeria Lead Egypt 1-0

45:00: Second half begins with Nigeria kickoff

The second true heavyweight match of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) comes our way as Nigeria takes on Egypt to begin Group D play.

Halftime

41:40: Awoniyi shot saved after a brilliant through ball from Iheanacho

38:30: Ndidi! the Leicester City midfielder drags his shot from outside the box wide

29:30: GOOOAALLL! Iheanacho scores for Nigeria

25:45: Aribo lays a through ball for Moses Simon but the Nantes forward could only hit the side netting.

21:20: the game is a bit even now as both teams struggle to control the game in the midfield

12: 15: the super Eagles of Nigeria are enjoying the lion share of possession so far, with Egypt looking to break on the counter

Substitution: (Egypt) Adelmonem in for Tawfik

05:01: Mohamed breaks into the box for Egypt but his shot was well held by Okoye

02:00: Awoniyi makes a drive into the Egyptian box but the ball was successful put out for a throw-in.

00:01: Egypt kick off

Confirmed Egypt lineup

Coach: Carlos Quiroz

El Shenawy, Hamdi Fathi, Hamdy, Hegazi, Fatouh, Elneny, Mohamed, Tawfik, Salah, Trezeguet, Marmoush

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Subs: Abdelmonem, Kamal, Ashour, Sherif, Sobhi, Ashraf, Lasheen, El Said, Alaa, Zizo, Sobhy, Gad.

Confirmed Nigeria lineup

Coach: Augustine Eguavoen

Okoye, Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi, Iheanacho, Ndidi, Aribo, Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon

Subs: Ajayi, Musa, Onyeka, Onyekuru, Ejuke, Akpeyi, Iwobi, Ebuehi, Uzoho, Umar, Nwakali, Ndah

Referee: Bakari Papa Guissema