MO SALAH'S Egypt have been defeated in their AFCON opener by Nigeria 1-0 after a stunner from Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Foxes striker lashed home the only goal of the game after 30 mins as Egypt – the most decorated team in Africa Cup of Nations history – failed to impress in Cameroon.

  • Result: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt
  • Egypt XI: El Shenawy; Hegazy, Hamdy, Fathi; Tawfik, Mohamed, Elneny, Fattoh; Trezeguet, Salah, Marmoush.
  • Nigeria XI: Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi; Ndidi, Aribo, Iheanacho; Chukwueze, Awoniyi, Simon.

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    Leicester fan Gary Lineker hailing Kelechi Iheanacho for his goal this afternoon.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    Kelechi Iheanacho has now scored 12 goals in 39 games for his country.

    However, today was his first in a major competition for Nigeria. Important.

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    Egypt's remaining group games. They are now huge in their bid to qualify for the knockout stages.

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    Super Eagles soaring.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    The final match of today sees the other two sides in Group D face off as Guinea-Bissau take on Sudan.

    Neither side will be expecting to go through given Nigeria and Egypt are in with them. But a win for either side will pile the pressure on Egypt following their defeat today.

    Guinea-Bissau vs Sudan (7pm GMT)

  • Dylan Terry

    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    A reminder of the winning goal this afternoon.

    What a strike it was from Leicester and Nigeria marksman Kelechi Iheanacho.

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    Not his finest hour.

    Salah had one big change for Egypt today but was thwarted by the legs of keeper Okoye.

    He'll need to pick himself up and go again when Egypt take on Guinea-Bissau on Saturday.

    Credit: AFP
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    Worth remembering that is Egypt's first Africa Cup of Nations group stage defeat for 17 years!

    Some performance from Nigeria to end a run like that.

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    Nigeria kicking off their campaign in winning style. A day to forget for Mohamed Salah.

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    FULL-TIME: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    That's it! Nigeria upset Egypt in the opening game of Group D. Kelechi Iheanacho's first half strike proves enough to hand them all three points!

    A superb display from the Super Eagles! Torrid stuff from Egypt.

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    90+3 mins: Nigeria almost seal the victory!Ejuke uses his pace to fly past his marker but El Shenawy is equal to it!

    Corner to Nigeria. They will run the clock down here.

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    90+2 mins: We are halfway through four stoppage time minutes.

    The ball drops to Salah on the edge of the box but it's nicked away from him as he looks to burst beyond Troost-Ekong.

    Salah then drifts out to the left and chips a dangerous-looking cross into the six-yard box but no-one is there.

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    90+1 mins: Everton's Alex Iwobi comes in for the last moments. He replaces Moses Simon – probably my Player of the Match. Tormented the Egyptian defence all afternoon.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    90 mins: Ashraf's cross is deflected out for an Egypt corner.

    Mohamed Sherif is on for Egypt as he replaces hamdy. One final roll of the dice.

    The corner comes to nothing. Another minute ticks down.

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    88 mins: Egypt send a throw into the box and it finds its way to Salah. He holds it up but there are four Nigerian shirts circled around him and eventually he relinquishes possession.

    Not been Salah's day. Not been Egypt's day.

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    86 mins: Nigeria do not look phased heading into the final stages of this one. They are not hanging on. They are not running down the clock. They are simply staying in their defensive block and breaking out when they win the ball.

    No real concerted pressure from Carlos Queiroz's Egypt side.

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    84 mins: Egypt have a corner which is floated to the back post when Hegazy waits.

    He controls the ball and sends a looping cross in. It looks for a moment as if it's going to look Okoye but ends up on the roof of the net!

    A tame effort but probably about as close as Egypt have come in the last 20 minutes.

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    Here was Iheanacho missing the chance to score a second of the game.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    82 mins: Ajayi runs straight over to mark Mohamed Salah.

    Meanwhile, a VAR penalty check takes a little while to decide that Egypt are not deserving of one. Monem went down but there was very little contact.

    Eight minutes of normal time remain. There is little in the way of Egypt pressure.

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    80 mins: SUB! Another sub for Nigeria. The goalscorer Iheanacho is replaced by Kelechi Nwakali.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    80 mins: SUB! Not good news for Nigeria. Omeruo has been stretchered off here. Not clear what happened but it was in the melay from that scrappy corner.

    West Brom defender Semi Ajayi is on as his replacement.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    78 mins: Another chance for Nigeria! Chidera Ejuke has only come on for Chukwueze seconds ago and he nearly makes an instant impact!

    He drives down the right before rifling a shot into the midriff of El Shenawy.

    Nigeria look for likely to get a second than Egypt are to equalise.

  • Dylan Terry

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    76 mins: Egypt have made four of their five changes. Mo Salah has had a good opportunity. Is it just not their day?

    You have to say Nigeria have undoubtedly been the better side.

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    Nigeria 1-0 Egypt

    74 mins: Iheanacho bursts into the left channel but the pass is a little beyond him. Nigeria corner.

    Simon delivers it and El Shenawy misses it! It's half cleared by Egypt before they eventually scramble it away.

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    72 mins: OH THAT WAS THE CHANCE FOR SALAH!

    He times his run brilliantly and Monem finds him in between the centre-halves. It's stuck under his feet a little but he still manages to get the shot off, only for the legs of Okoye to deny the Egypt captain.

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