Afcon 2021: ‘We have to do more in the next two matches’ – Iheanacho

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has urged his teammates to do more in the remaining two group stage games after winning the opening.

The three time champions opened their TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 campaign with a spirited 1-0 victory over record champions Egypt on Tuesday evening.

Iheanacho who was the Man of the Match scored the all-important goal on the half hour mark to give interim boss Augustine Eguavoen a winning start.

The Super Eagles dominated possession limiting Egypt to just one shot in the opening hour while forcing goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy into several saves.

However, according to the Leicester City forward, they have to do more in the next two matches of group D as they aim to win both of them.

“It was a challenge for me, and we put in a lot of effort and got the three points,” Iheanacho said before adding.

“We are happy with that. We have to do more in the next two matches and hopefully we can win both,” he added.

Meanwhile, head coach Augustin Eguavoen urged his players to play every game as a final.

“I congratulate the players for the performance and victory. Egypt respected us but we played our way.”

“We gave everything during the match, and we must play every game as if it were a final. We won the first match, and we will see what we do in the next,” he said.

Nigeria’s victory sent them to the top of the group with three points.

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