The Super Eagles defeated Burundi 1-0 in the team’s first match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt.

Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the match after coming on in the second forty-five minutes as a replacement for Denmark-based Paul Onuachu who could not find his rhythm.

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Mikel Obi had to transfer the captainship hand-band to Amed Musa who made the pass that led to the only goal of the match.