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Chukwueze scores as Nigeria seal their place in last 16
Chukwueze scores as Nigeria seal their place in last 16
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The Yellows attacker scored the Super Eagles’ first goal in their victory over Sudan (3-1)

Villarreal winger Samu Chukwueze started the game and scored the opener in Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Sudan, where the Super Eagles sealed their place in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

Ivorian defender Serge Aurier started for Côte d’Ivoire in their match against Sierra Leone (2-2). The Villarreal player ended the game in goal after his team-mate Badra Ali Sangaré was injured.

Two other Yellows also featured for their countries. Boulaye Dia played 81 minutes of Senegal’s 0-0 draw against Guinea, while Aïssa Mandi completed the whole of Algeria’s 0-1 defeat to Equatorial Guinea.

The matches that the Villarreal players will be involved with are the following (times in CET).

Samu Chukwueze (Nigeria)

  • Nigeria 1-0 Egypt.
  • Nigeria 3-1 Sudan.
  • Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria: Wednesday 19th January, 8pm, Roumdé Adjia Stadium.

Aïssa Mandi (Algeria)

  • Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone: Tuesday 11th January, 2pm, Japoma Stadium.
  • Algeria 0-1 Equatorial Guinea.
  • Côte d’Ivore vs Algeria: Thursday 20th January, 5pm, Japoma Stadium.

Serge Aurier (Côte d’Ivoire)

  • Equatorial Guinea 0-0 Côte d’Ivoire.
  • Côte d’Ivoire 2-2 Sierra Leone:.
  • Côte d’Ivore vs Algeria: Thursday 20th January, 5pm, Japoma Stadium.

Boulaye Dia (Senegal)

  • Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe.
  • Senegal 0-0 Guinea: Friday 14th January, 2pm, Kouekong Stadium.
  • Malawi vs Senegal: Tuesday 18th January, 5pm, Kouekong Stadium.
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