The Super Eagles became the first team to advance to the knockout round of the Africa Cup of Nations after Wednesday’s win over Guinea.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is reveling in his team’s performance after their 1-0 victory over Guinea in their second Africa Cup of Nations Group B game.

A second-half header from Kenneth Omeruo was enough for the three-time African champions to edge their West African rivals at the Alexandria Stadium.

The victory stretched Nigeria’s tally at the summit of Group B standings to six points after two games and also secured their progress to the Round of 16.

In his reaction to the result, Rohr expressed satisfaction with his team’s display against the Syli Nationale and he is now aiming to end their group outing on a high against Madagascar on Sunday.

“It was a good performance from the team today, we played really well though it was a tough game from Guinea,” Rohr said after the game.

“I am happy we could deal with the danger they posed and being the first into the round of 16 is a joy for us.

“Now we have to ensure we finish off well against Madagascar in our last game to top the pool.”

Nigeria will battle Madagascar in their final Group B game at the Alexandria Stadium on June 30.

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Legendary Nigerian musician, Femi Kuti has been announced as one of the artistes to perform at the 2019 African Cup of Nations opening ceremony in Egypt.

This was disclosed in a tweet on CAF’s official Twitter handle.

Femi, who is a four-time Grammy Awards nominee, will be performing alongside two other musicians from Egypt and Ivory Coast – Hakim and Dobet Gnahore.

The eldest son of Afro-beat icon Fela Kuti will perform in English, while Hakim and Dobet Gnahore perform in Arabic and French respectively.

This is not the first time Femi Kuti will be performing at the opening ceremony of a major soccer tournament.

In 2010, he performed at the opening ceremony of 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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Alex Iwobi has revealed that the general feeling among Super Eagles players is that the AFCON trophy should return to Nigeria.

According to Iwobi, the players have indicated their resolve to ink their names in Nigeria football history by winning the tournament.

Iwobi is making his first appearance at the continent’s football festival and he is optimistic about Nigeria’s trophy chances.

He acknowledged the difficult task ahead especially in the Group stages where Nigeria have been paired with Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar but remains confident about the Eagles’ ability to come home with the giant trophy.

“Everyone is always going to say on paper that we should go through, we should qualify with ease but we know it’s not going to be easy, every team is in there to try and do their best, to try and win. It’s going to be almost like a war. It’s going to be a serious battle and fight”.

“Every game is really going to be competitive. I’m sure Madagascar and Burundi even though it’s their first appearance, are coming with a lot to prove, to show everyone why they had the chance to get into the African Cup of Nations. I think both of them finished well in their group. We know it’s not going to be easy”, Iwobi told the NFF

He revealed that the team has not held a meeting over their target for AFCON but was quick to add that the general impression from the playing body is the trophy must return to Nigeria

“We haven’t really discussed that as a team, we haven’t put a point on where or what we want to achieve but we all have this dream and idea that we want to win it. If you are in a competition, you want to go there and win it and bring back the trophy”.

“That’s what we are going to do and like I said, we are confident. We are going to be working hard and hopefully can do not just do ourselves proud but make the whole nation proud as well”.

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