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Soccer News of Wednesday, 12 January 2022


Iheanacho delighted to mark AFCON debut with a goal

Kelechi Iheanacho scores against Egypt Kelechi Iheanacho scores against Egypt

Kelechi Ihenacho is delighted to get his debut goal in an international tournament with the Super Eagles.

The Leicester City striker scored in the half-hour mark to in what turned out to be the winning goal against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

He found the back of the net after a pass by midfielder, Joe Aribo.

The victory avenged the defeat the Super Eagles suffered in the hands of the tournament in 2010.

He expressed his delight after he was awarded the man of the match.

“I am happy to represent my country, I am happy to score and hopefully, this team can work together and achieve our aims, get to the final, and win the tournament.”

“We prepared for this game and the competition, we have been working hard since we resumed in Abuja. Egypt are a strong team and they have great players but we were not scared of them. We have confidence and we have a good team.” He told the press.