Already very disappointing in the first day with a draw 2 against Madagascar 2, Guinea was to redeem this Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Alexandria against a formidable opponent, Nigeria. Naby Keita’s teammates lost to the Super Eagles 1-0.
A fairly balanced match with a good team from Guinea Conakry in the first period even though the most dangerous opportunities were for Nigerians.
In the 32nd minute, Odion Ighalo found the net, and Alex Iwobi saw his shot repelled by Ibrahim Koné. The score at the end of the first period is therefore 0 to 0.
After the break, the Nigerians will push their attacking force to try to score that goal that would allow them to qualify. Things get complicated in the game, and it is suddenly stopped in the 73rd minute that the fate of the match will be sealed. Kenneth Omeruo cuts a Simon Moses corner at the far post and gives the advantage to Gernot Rhor’s men.
Nigeria becomes the first qualified nation in the round of 32 of the 32nd edition of the Can. The Sily National must imperatively win against Burundi on Sunday at 16h not to leave the competition.