Published: Wed, June 26, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

JUST IN: Super Eagles AFCON camp hit by protest!

JUST IN: Super Eagles AFCON camp hit by protest!

The only goal of the march was scored by kenneth omeruo in the second half.

Nigeria needed Odion Ighalo's late victor four minutes after he came on as a substitute to deny Burundi on its debut. But there is no doubt that the highly-rated Nigerians will start as favourites.

Somehow, despite spending what felt like the majority of the match holding his shins and wincing in pain, Keita was able to see the game through until the 70th minute, when he was finally pulled out of the firing line.

Seyi Akinwunmi, who is the acting NFF President - as Pinnick, also CAF's 1st Vice-President, is now on duty as the head of the AFCON organising committee - said they had paid all money owed to the team, right up to the opening group game against Burundi.

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

The Eagles beat the Syli Nationale of Guinea by a lone goal to zoom into the round of 16 with a game to spare.

Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo (2nd-L) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 26, 2019.

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Looking at this group before the tournament, you'd have found it hard to argue against Nigeria and Guinea cruising through.

The Super Eagles spent Sunday resting and watching other teams' matches, but they returned to training yesterday under closed doors.

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It is believed the Super Eagles could earn US$95 000 each should they win the AFCON tournament. The pressure on that match is now huge and could get even bigger depending on Thursday's clash between Madagascar and Burundi.

A lacklustre approach fuelled by a reliance on an unfit Keita has now put Guinea in serious trouble at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Guinea are expected to provide tougher foes than Burundi, who were making their AFCON debut.

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