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Internationals: Kenneth Omeruo helps Nigeria progress in Africa

Kenneth Omeruo scored the only goal of the game as Nigeria overcame Guinea to become the first team to book their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 25-year-old central defender, who spent last season on loan at Leganes in Spain where he made 31 appearances, headed in a corner with 73 minutes of the game played to give the Nigerians their second win of the group stage which is enough to progress to the knockout stages with a game to spare.

Our former defender Ola Aina, who signed permanently for Torino this summer, was also in the Super Eagles side but another ex-Blue, John Mikel Obi, was left out having started their first game which was also a 1-0 win, against Burundi.

Nigeria next play on Sunday against Madagascar. The tournament is taking place in Egypt.
 

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