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Nigeria vs Burundi: What Chelsea, Leicester City said about Aina, Ndidi, Omeruo, Iwobi, Chukweze’s performance



Premier League clubs: Chelsea and Leicester City have reacted to the 1-0 win recorded by the Super Eagles in the Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash with Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.

Chelsea and Leicester City have close links with five out of the fourteen Super Eagles stars that were in action yesterday.

These players are: Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Obi Mikel, Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa.

Ndidi was named Man of the Match by CAF, while Aina had his best game in a Nigeria jersey and was the highest rated player (8.54) by football statistics website: Whoscored.

Odion Ighalo capitalized on a no-look pass from Aina to net the game-winning goal in the 77th minute.

Chelsea wrote on its website: “In the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Kenneth Omeruo played the full game as Nigeria got their tournament off to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Burundi who were playing their first ever game in these finals.

”The newcomers hit the bar in the first half but were defeated 1-0 when former Watford striker Odion Ighalo converted a skilful backheeled pass from Ola Aina who recently left Chelsea for Torino.”

Leicester City were impressed by the performances of Arsenal winger, Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze who was courted by the Foxes prior to his switch to Villarreal.

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”Ndidi’s performance was so impressive that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presented the Foxes midfielder with the Man of the Match award at full-time,” Leicester wrote on its webpage.

”Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze were the Super Eagles’ main attacking threats, but Gernot Rohr’s side struggled to break down the competition’s lowest-ranked side.

”Shanghai Greenland Shenhua’s Ighalo, who spent three seasons at Watford, was finally able to produce a smart finish with 13 minutes to go, though, for the three-time AFCON winners.”

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