Moses Simon returned to the Super Eagles starting lineup in the African Cup Of Nations today when they locked horns with Guinea-Bissau at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in what was their final group-stage encounter. The Nantes Winger came out with an impressive performance in this game as he inspired Nigeria’s narrow 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau.
The first half of this encounter wasn’t entertaining as both teams struggled in the aspect of creating clear-cut chances to take the lead. Nigeria were able to open the scoring in the 36th minute of the game as Moses Simon forced an own goal from Opa Sangante to make the scoreline 1-0 in favour of the Super Eagles at halftime.
Guinea-Bissau controlled the game in all aspects in the second half as they had good goalscoring chances to get the equalizer but their poor finishing prevented this from happening. The Super Eagles eventually secured a narrow 1-0 victory at full-time after holding on tightly to their slim advantage in this game.
Well, Moses Simon was arguably one of the Super Eagles’ best players on the pitch in this game against Guinea-Bissau. The Nantes Winger created the opening goal scored by Nigeria and also posed a serious threat to Guinea-Bissau’s defense line in this game. The 28-year-old was eventually named the man of the match after his fine performance for the Super Eagles in this encounter