Guinea lose to Nigeria Super Eagles with 1 goal to Nothing

It’s all over! The Super Eagles of Nigeria claim a hard-fought victory over Guinea

They are through to the knockout stages of Afcon 2019.
Onuachu in, Ighalo out!
2019-06-26T16:17:32Z 17:17
SUBSTITUTION | Nigeria: E. ONUACHU comes in for O. IGHALO #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/xTs7aVrdBM

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
Man of the match: Omerou
2019-06-26T16:15:59Z 17:15
We’ve just heard that our man of the match for this encounter is Nigeria’s Omeruo, probably because he scored the only goal of this match. Congratulations to him in advance.
Five minutes to go…

2019-06-26T16:12:51Z 17:12
Five minutes of regulation time to go before the end encounter. Nigeria will be looking to hold on to their lead, while Guinea need to at least rescue a point here.
Guinea make final change, Iwobi goes off for Nigeria

2019-06-26T16:10:28Z 17:10
SUBSTITUTION | Guinea: F. KOITA comes in for F. KAMANO #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/9xMzZyqozN

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
SUBSTITUTION | Nigeria: S. CHUKWUEZE comes in for A. IWOBI #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/SvEfn3NsOQ

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
Nigeria on the brink of Afcon knockout stages
2019-06-26T16:07:04Z 17:07
As things stand, the Super Eagles are on their way to the knockout stages. They would be the first team to make it through with six points. Now the pressure is on Guinea to make it count.
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLL!!!
2019-06-26T16:00:35Z 17:00
The Super Eagles finally break the deadlock! A powerful header by Omeruo after a great cross was played into the box. 1-0 to Nigeria.

GOOOOAAAL | K. OMERUO scores a goal for Nigeria. Nigeria – Guinea 1-0 #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/4RRrp3E8SA

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
Naby Keita makes way for Bangoura
2019-06-26T15:59:04Z 16:59
SUBSTITUTION | Guinea: A. BANGOURA comes in for N. KEITA #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/LO5x8r8Gps

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
ETEBO WITH A FREE-KICK
2019-06-26T15:55:35Z 16:55
Nigeria win a free-kick outside the box, and Etebo steps up to take the free-kick. He curls it around the wall, but the goalkeeper does well to punch the ball away from danger.
AHMED MUSA ATTACKS!!!
2019-06-26T15:47:47Z 16:47
The Nigerian captain beats his markers for pace from inside his own half, and he storms into the Guinea box from the left-hand side. However, his attempted pass to Ighalo is blocked before Guinea clear their lines.
It is still goalless in Alexandria
2019-06-26T15:42:07Z 16:42
51′ Nigeria 0-0 Guinea #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #NGA #NGAGUI

— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) June 26, 2019
Head-to-head: Nigeria v Guinea
2019-06-26T15:36:22Z 16:36
Nigeria and Guinea have met 17 times in the past. The Super Eagles won five to Guinea’s five while the other seven matches ended in draws.
Second-half kicks off
2019-06-26T15:32:58Z 16:32
We are back underway…
SECOND HALF | The second half of Nigeria – Guinea is underway! #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/xtWlsJ59N1

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
First-half stats
2019-06-26T15:26:42Z 16:26
STATS | Check out the first-half stats! #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/UtXyJzwAL4

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
HALF-TIME
2019-06-26T15:17:29Z 16:17
We have come to the end of the first 45 minutes. Nigeria and Guinea head into dressing rooms locked at 0-0. The Super Eagles created too many good chances, including that of Ighalo, but they were unable to convert them into goals.
HT: Nigeria 🇳🇬 0-0 🇬🇳 Guinea

Nothing to separate these two sides in the first half of the game. Who will win in the next 45 minutes of the game?#AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/zFHrhJszI6

— Goal South Africa (@GoalcomSA) June 26, 2019
Fans react to Ighalo’s chance
2019-06-26T15:08:20Z 16:08
That’s extra ordinary selfish play by Ighalo. How on earth did he not pass that to Musa? #SuperEagles should have been 1 nil up.#NGAGUI #TotalAFCON2019

— Dennis O. Adesanoye (@stdennis02) June 26, 2019
Nigeria will regret these chances #SuperEagles

— I am Psycho. (@cli4ever) June 26, 2019
The 2 thing! that distinguish African player with the rest in the world is “selfishness & decision making” #AFCON2019 #SuperEagles

— Christophe Bongo #BeAfrika (@Christophbongo) June 26, 2019
SELFISH IGHALO WASTES A GLORIOUS CHANCE
2019-06-26T15:02:19Z 16:02
Ighalo does well to beat the offside trap on the far side, and after entering the Guinea box, instead of crossing the ball to Musa, he opts to take a shot which goes wide. Poor decision-making by Ighalo.
AINA SHOOTS
2019-06-26T14:55:37Z 15:55
23′ Aina shoots from a distance. His effort was saved by GK. Nigeria 0-0 Guinea #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #NGAGUI

— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) June 26, 2019
CLOSE!!
2019-06-26T14:53:14Z 15:53
Guinea midfielder Kamano takes a great free-kick from outside the box, but it sails inches over the crossbar although Akpeyi looked to have had the situation under control. It remains goalless in Alexandria.
WATCH: Nwankwo Kanu’s message of support for Nigeria
2019-06-26T14:49:46Z 15:49
Up super eagles Nigeria 🇳🇬 🦅 Let’s get the 3 points again today against Guinea 🇬🇳 🙏🙏🙏
.#football #afcon2019 #egypt pic.twitter.com/2PXcCklDs7

— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) June 26, 2019
IWOBI TAKES TOO LONG!!
2019-06-26T14:43:36Z 15:43
Alex Iwobi receives possession after a brilliant Ahmed Musa pass, and the former enters the Guinea penalty box from the left-hand side, but Seka does well to play the ball to safety. Iwobi took way too long to release the ball or even take a shot from that position.
CHANCE FOR GUINEA!!
2019-06-26T14:40:53Z 15:40
A defence-splitting pass by Naby Keita and Sory Kaba races through on goal. However, the Nigerian defence recovers and clears the ball off the striker’s feet. A high-tempo game so far with both sides showing no signs of respect to one another.
What a win would mean for Nigeria
2019-06-26T14:37:51Z 15:37
The Super Eagles would become the first nation to qualify for the knockout stages if they beat Guinea this afternoon. Guinea need to win after drawing 2-2 against Madagascar in their opening match of the campaign.
Kick-off
2019-06-26T14:30:24Z 15:30
We are underway at the Alexandria Stadium…

KICK OFF | The match Nigeria – Guinea has started. Tune in now! #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAGUI pic.twitter.com/DwVslmvnKu

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
Except Naby Keita, which Guinea players will be key here?
2019-06-26T14:29:49Z 15:29
Afcon 2019: Naby Keita and key Guinea players to watch out for https://t.co/b67mVKn2gA pic.twitter.com/Pq2zgQFBvH

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 26, 2019
Guinea FA president: In his own words
2019-06-26T14:27:50Z 15:27
President of the Guinean Football Federation (FGF), Antonio Souare, has charged the national team to go for victory against Nigeria!😍

Over to you, the @NGSuperEagles Eagles! 🔥https://t.co/wNcV3keMY4 pic.twitter.com/S3rjgmJtqG

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 25, 2019
Our preview
2019-06-26T14:26:34Z 15:26
Nigeria have not lost a competitive game since against Argentina a year ago – back any team to win and U3.5 at [1.46] odds with @OfficialBet9ja #Bet9jahttps://t.co/zPnPURwS5w

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 26, 2019
Nigeria v Guinea: The numbers
2019-06-26T14:25:58Z 15:25
The @NGSuperEagles are back in #AFCON2019 action against Guinea🇬🇳. Can they affirm their favorites tag with a clinical performance? #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/S1WcnovPrM

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 26, 2019
WATCH: PREDICTIONS
2019-06-26T14:25:06Z 15:25
Up next!

@NGSuperEagles take on Guinea 🇬🇳 and fans have predicted what to expect in the game. Should #NGA be wary of Naby Keita? #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/Swr39qNmQG

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 26, 2019
TEAM NEWS
2019-06-26T14:24:13Z 15:24
And Naby Keita starts

ALERT// Naby Keita could start against Nigeria, according to Guinea coach Paul Put!https://t.co/n1wzaYvnGX pic.twitter.com/iGEA2pqxNB

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 26, 2019
TEAM NEWS
2019-06-26T14:22:53Z 15:22
✅. @Ahmedmusa718 and @ighalojude start😍
✅ @mikel_john_obi starts from the bench 🤔

Here’s how @NGSuperEagles 🇳🇬 will line up against Guinea🇬🇳! #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/bLrJqFdKrk

— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 26, 2019
Starting XI: Nigeria v Guinea
2019-06-26T14:08:41Z 15:08
LINE UP | The starting XI for the upcoming match #NGAGUI #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/7VFMR4YRva

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
The Super Eagles are ready to fly…
2019-06-26T14:07:46Z 15:07
The #SuperEagles are ready! #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/G8KlAPhZmL

— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 26, 2019
Hello Africa!
2019-06-26T14:04:07Z 15:04
Hi everyone, welcome to our Wednesday’s live blog. I am Ernest Makhaya, and I will be keeping you updated throughout the afternoon and night. Make sure you stay tuned so that you don’t miss anything.

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