Samuel Chukwueze celebrates with Kelechi Iheanacho


Nigeria have qualified for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations after a comfortable 3-1 win over Sudan to make it two from two in Group D.

An early goal from Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze provided a positive start for the three-time champions before Taiwo Awoniyi got their second on the stroke of half-time at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

It took Moses Simon just 30 seconds of the second half to add a third, but Sudan pulled a goal back with a fortuitous penalty, converted by Walieldin Khedr with 20 minutes left.

Samuel Chukwueze (left) celebrates with Kelechi Iheanacho after scoring Nigeria’s opener against Sudan

Nigeria now have six points from their opening two games, after beating Egypt on Tuesday, while Sudan have one point.

The Super Eagles will face a third-placed side in the last 16 if they can win Group D.

What’s next for Nigeria and Sudan?

Nigeria play Guinea-Bissau in their final group match, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm on Wednesday, while Sudan face Egypt at the same time, live on Sky Sports Football.

Sky Sports to show AFCON live

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in January and February.

The tournament, originally scheduled to be played in June and July 2021, will be played in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports showing all 52 games live.


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