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AFCON: Madagascar Stun Nigeria 2-0 To Secure Top Spot In Group B
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AFCON: Madagascar Stun Nigeria 2-0 To Secure Top Spot In Group B

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

In what is no doubt the most shocking result of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles were crushed 2-0 by Madagascar in their final group game in Alexandria.

Playing against the Nigerian team for the first time in a competitive game, the Barea were fearless, scoring a goal either half to secure a historic win.

The victory confirmed their place in the next round as well as their status as the best qualifying team in Group B.

AFCON: Madagascar Stun Nigeria 2-0 To Secure Top Spot In Group B

Lalaina Nomenjanahary gave the East Africans the lead on 13 minutes when he rounded Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and tapped into an empty net after stealing the ball of a hesitant Leon Balogun.

The Madagascans got a second goal when a Carolus Andriamahitsinoro took a wicked deflection off Wilfred Ndidi and dropped in the back of the net eight minutes after the second half kicked off.

The 108 ranked team in the world defended resolutely as they denied Nigeria any way back into the game.

In the other game in the group, Guinea also defeated Burundi 2-0 to do their hopes of qualifying as one of the best losers so much good.