The Super Eagles of Nigeria extended their impressive performance at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 victory over Sudan to reach the last 16.
Chukwueze Simon flipped the opener deep inside the 18-yard-box in about three minutes of play from Moses Simon assist.
Just before half time, Nigeria’s second goal came in a comical manner when Awoniyi scored from a Kelechi Iheanacho free-kick which went through several legs and passed under the arm of goalkeeper Ali Abu-Eshrain.
Immediately after the break Simon Moses raced into the box and smashed a low shot to score his first goal in the tournament which was Nigeria’s third in the game.
The Sudanese heaved a sigh of relief when the referee after due consultation with VAR gave a penalty for a rough handle on Mustafa Mohammed’s shirt by Ola Aina.
The spot-kick was converted by Walieldin Khidir as he sent goalkeeper Maduka Okoye in the wrong direction to give his side a faint hope.
It became obvious that Nigeria where in full control despite the goal, perhaps that was a consolation goal with no intention to initiate a comeback.
Nigeria go top of group D with six maximum points ahead of their final group match against Guinea-Bissau.