AFCON 2021: Former England International Gary Lineker Tips Eagles To Lift Trophy


Former England striker, Gary Lineker has reacted to Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal for Nigeria against Egypt in Tuesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tie.

The former Barcelona star also named Nigeria’s Super Eagles as his team at the 2021 AFCON.

Recall that Iheanacho netted the winner as the Super Eagles defeated Egypt 1-0 in their first game at the 2021 AFCON on Tuesday evening at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua.

The victory was Nigeria’s first win against Egypt at the ongoing AFCON since a 1-0 victory at the 1990 edition in Algeria.

Reacting to the win, Lineker praised Iheanacho, describing his goal against Egypt as a ‘stunning goal’.

In a tweet on Twitter, Lineker wrote: ”What a stunning goal from @67Kelechi. Given the @LCFC connection, @NGSuperEagles are definitely my team in the Africa Cup of Nations.”

Nigeria’s next game is against Sudan this weekend.

Austine Eguavoen’s men are now on top of Group D with 3 points from one game.


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