Kelechi Iheanacho (Man of the Match)

“It was a challenge for me, and we put in a lot of effort and got the three points. We are happy with that. We have to do more in the next two matches and hopefully we can win both.”

Augustin Eguavoen (Coach, Nigeria)

“I congratulate the players for the performance and victory. Egypt respected us but we played our way. We gave everything during the match, and we must play every game as if it were a final. We won the first match, and we will see what we do in the next.”

Carlos Queiroz (Egypt coach)

“The performance in the first half was very poor and this is the truth, we were not on the field. We started playing in the second half and there was no reason for this failure and loss against Nigeria. We lost this match but there are 6 points we must get against Sudan and Guinea Bissau to qualify.”