AFCON 2019: Madagascar Beat Nigeria 2-0 To Top Group B

Madagascar Beat Nigeria

Africa Cup of Nations debutant Madagascar pulled off a shocking upset on the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday with a 2-0 win over the three-time former champions to clinch a place in the last 16.

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Lalaina Nomenjanahary gave Madagascar a 12th-minute lead in Alexandria that hocked Nigeria after pouncing on dull defending, jolting a side ranked 63 places above them in the world.

Charles Andriamatsinoro sealed the victory in front of CAF president and Madagascar native Ahmad Ahmad with a heavily deflected free-kick on the 53rd minutes for his second goal in three games in Egypt.

The Indian Ocean islanders had to come through a preliminary round just to reach the qualifying competition but will advance as winners of Group B ahead of Nigeria, with Guinea hoping to progress as one of four best third-place finishers after a 2-0 win over Burundi in Cairo.

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