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AFCON 2019: Ola Aina excited with spectacular assist against Burundi

AFCON 2019: Ola Aina excited with spectacular assist against Burundi

25 Jun 2019, 07:45

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has not gotten over his spectacular assist that saw Odion Ighalo scrore Nigeria's only goal in a 1-0 victory over Burundi.

The goal ensured Nigeria top Group B afyer first round of matches at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Aina, who made the Super Eagles starting line-up because regular left-back Jamilu Collins was injured, threaded a sublime back-heeled pass to substitute Ighalo to score the solitary winner at the Alexandria Stadium.

"The run from Ighalo was there for me and with the way Burundi were lined up I had to resort to threading the pass with my heel and it came out correctly. It’s about trying to work out something for the good of the team, I’m happy it came off and worked for us,” Aina told reporters at Super Eagles’ base in Alexandria.

Aina who was dropped from Nigeria’s squad to the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Russia looks set to keep his place in the team against Guinea.

The Super Eagles will face the Syli Nationale of Guinea in their next game at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday.

The kick-off is 3.30pm Nigerian time.

 



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