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Ajayi helps Nigeria to opening win at Africa Cup of Nations


Semi Ajayi came off the bench to help Nigeria secure three points in their opening Group D fixture at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Albion man replaced fellow defender Kenneth Omeruo in the 79th minute as the Super Eagles beat one of the tournament favourites Egypt 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon.

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the game’s only goal, powering in a strike from just inside the box after half an hour.

Ajayi’s nation are next in action on Saturday afternoon when they come up against Sudan (ko 4pm).

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