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Sports News of Sunday, 16 January 2022

Source: sportingtribune.com

AFCON 2021: Eagles impressed me -Rodgers

The Super Eagles have qualified for the second round of the tournament The Super Eagles have qualified for the second round of the tournament

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, is impressed with the performance of the Super Eagles in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Northern Irish football tactician monitored the group D opener where Nigeria beat Egypt 1-0 courtesy of Kelechi Iheanacho’s superb strike in the first half.

Rodgers was pleased with the display of the Super Eagles as he was also impressed with the progress Iheanacho has made since the start of the 2020-2021 season.

Asked if he was impressed with Iheanacho’s goal against Egypt, Rodgers said at a press conference: “It was a brilliant strike.

“I thought Nigeria looked really good, looked really structured in the game, good organisation and you can see the players of quality they have in the team.

“Kelechi has proven over this last 12 to 18 months he can score goals. Great spin and finish, I’m delighted for him.”

Iheanacho and his teammate, Wilfred Ndidi could miss the Foxes’ next three matches, depending on Nigeria’s progress at Cameroon 2021.

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