AFCON daily: Nigeria soar into final 16 while Egypt is saved by Salah… and VAR
16 January 2022 | 6:27 pm
With a 3-1 victory over Sudan, Nigeria's Super Eagles secure their slot in the knockout stages and gain status as a tournament frontrunner. Favorites Egypt meanwhile gets their first win thanks to star striker Mohamed Salah and after a goal from Guinea-Bissau was disallowed after VAR review. Alison Sargent is joined by France 24's James Vasina and African journalist Usher Komugisha to discuss all the action.
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