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Afcon 2019: Nigeria 1 Vs 0 Burundi Live Updates




Group B games in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off with the Super Eagles of Nigeria taking on Burundi nicknamed The Swallows in Battle.

Stick with Naija News get live updates of the match as it happens at the Alexandria Stadium, Egypt.

Live updates

90 min: Full Time

A top class back heel pass for the assist from Torino’s Ola Aina

77 mins: Goooaaalll! Odion Ighalo breaks the deadlock

SUBSTITUTION: Nigeria makes their final change with Odion Ighalo coming in for the quiet Onuachu

70 mins: Nigeria tries to break from a Burundi corner but Chukweze’s pass is blocked.

69 min: A marauding run by Samuel Chukwueze comes to nothing as the Super Eagles try to work their way through the middle.

Chance! a blistering run by Ahmed Musa is turned out for a corner as pressure mounts on the Super Eagles to get a goal

62 min: Nahimana gets the first yellow card of the game for a foul on Wilfred Ndidi

Substitution: Mikel Obi makes way for Ahmed Musa

STATS Shots (on target): 9(2)-5(3)

Possession: 68%-32%

Passes: 305-146

Pass accuracy: 85%-66%

Yellow cards: 0-0

Red cards: 0-0

Offsides: 0-0 Corners: 2-1

Half Time

SUBSTITUTION: Chidozie Awazien comes in for injured Shehu Abdullai and slots into the right back position.

37 min: Close! Burundi hit the crossbar with a powerful header that beats Daniel Akpeyi

28 min: Great work by Ola Aina and Iwobi to set up Samuel Chukwueze, who could only fire his shot wide

End to end Daniel Akpeyi pulls a wonderful save to deny the Swallows on the break.

SAVE! Nigeria chance. Mikel flicks a header to Onuachu whose header is kept out by GK Nahimana.

Kick off: Burundi kickoff with a long searching ball into the Super Eagles half that fails to find its target.

The Super Eagles and Burundi make their way into the pitch and we are moments away from kickoff.

Super Eagles Vs Burundi Line-up

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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.