After a goalless first half, the Chelsea loanee powered Moses Simon's corner-kick into the back of the net with his header in the 73rd minute, to extend the Super Eagles' tally at the summit of their group table to six points after two games.
The triumph at the Alexandria Stadium also confirmed Nigeria's progress to the Round of 16, and football enthusiasts across the country are pleased by the ease at which the Super Eagles advanced to the next stage.
Now I can breathe some sigh of relief! We don't need calculators and we are in the Round of 16! Go go Super Eagles! 🇳🇬 #NGAGUI— Olaiya Simileoluwa (@Smile4seeme) June 26, 2019
Super Eagles getting the job done.— NWOSU Kingson (@padozki) June 26, 2019
All they've done is win win for now.
Weldone Super Eagles,but we seriously need to up our game if we are to go far,...— mark muyiwa (@markilism) June 26, 2019
Good one for the Super Eagles. Round of 16 here we come. At least no permutations this time around😀😀😀— Isabella Ekeoma (@bella2ekeoma) June 26, 2019
Super eagles way 🇳🇬🦅— NA (@Nnams_10) June 26, 2019
The Super Eagles don't play fancy football but they sure get the desired results so far...Gerot Rohr sure know what he is doing...3 points is enough any time of the day 💪💪#NGAGUI— Sthetics (@shezy_niyii) June 26, 2019
Congratulations Nigeria (Super Eagles) for being the 1st Country (Team) to qualify for round of 16 in the AFCON!— Mercy Ekky (@SugarEkky) June 26, 2019
Let's do it like we did in 2013, bring home the trophy💪🏽💪🏽
2 games 2 wins and the super eagles keep marching on. Congratulations on being the first side to qualify for the knockout out stages @NGSuperEagles 🚀🚀🚀— 2SEC (@2sec_twins) June 26, 2019
We fly 🦅 on to the last sixteen #SuperEagles 🇳🇬— Owen (@0wenBright) June 26, 2019
The most important thing is that the 3point arrived at their favour#SuperEagles well done play.— cheery Peter Peace (@cheery1472) June 26, 2019
Nigeria first team through to the Round of 16. Not the most fluent performance, or game as a whole. However, hard to remember a more assured defensive performance against a good opponent; heck, even Seychelles caused us palpitations.#NGAGUI #Afcon2019— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) June 26, 2019
#NGAGUI— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissyy) June 26, 2019
It's safe to say with this defence, Nigeria can win this Afcon.