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Africa Cup of Nations match report Nigeria v Burundi

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Odion Ighalo came in for Onuachu in the 73rd minute and four minutes later, broke the deadlock to power the three time African champions ahead in the game.

"We knew Burundi were unbeaten in the qualifiers, and we knew the first matches would be hard".

Rohr has no injury issues to contend with before the competition and will expect a positive result against a side ranked 89 places below Nigeria in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings. Your best bet is to check who is showing the game in your country, and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on. T&C's APPLY. BET NOW!

President Buhari in a statement on Saturday through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said, "I will be watching, just as millions of Nigerians would also do".

The game, which will kick off at 6pm will be Nigeria's first match of the tournament in Egypt.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B match between Nigeria and Burundi will be played at Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, on Saturday 22 June 2019, with kick-off at 19:00 CEST.

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Nigeria dominated possession in the early stages but the Burundians were the ones with the very clear chances.

The Super Eagles now face Guinea on Wednesday (15:30 BST), while Burundi take on fellow debutants Madagascar on Thursday (15:30).

Gernot Rohr who is the handler of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has made it clear that his players are ready to face Burundi in their first game at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.

Kenneth Omeruo, one of two survivors in the starting line-up from the Nigeria team that won the 2013 Cup of Nations, came close soon after half-time with a header off a free-kick.

A superb pass from Ola Aina set up Ighalo to fire past the onrushing Nahimana and the ball landed in the far corner of the net.