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Madagascar hit Nigeria 2 – 0 at AFCON

by CredibleNews

Super Eagles has suffered a 2-0 humiliating defeat, beaten by Madagascar in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations final.

The Nigerian team has qualified for the next round courtesy of their first two victories against Burundi and Guinea, but they disappointed their fans with the defeat.

Madagascar finished top of Group B and will play the third-placed team of anyone of Groups A, C or D while Nigeria will face the runners up in Group F which means a date with either one of Cameroon, Ghana or Benin.

 The defeat dropped them to the second position in the group.

Coach Gernot Rohr made some selective blunder with five changes to the team that beat Guinea on Wednesday in a bid to ensure that fringe members of the team got playing time.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, midfielder John Ogu and forward Samuel Kalu for their tournament debuts, while captain John Mikel Obi and defender William Troost-Ekong were restored to the starting lineup after missing out against Guinea.

The Madacasgans scored first through Lalaina Nomenjanahary the 13th minute and wrapped up 2-0 in the 53th minute through Carolus Andriamahitsinoro.

Nigeria rallied and attempted to restore some pride with Ndidi twice going close and although Rohr threw on Alex Iwobi for Obi and Simon Moses for Samuel Kalu, the damage had already been done and the Super Eagles have been a handed a reality check in their bid for a fourth AFCON title.

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