Fans have reacted on social media after a fantastic Back pass from left back Ola Aina set up Odion Ighalo for Nigeria’s opening goal at the 2019 AFCON against Burundi, Hyperstv reports.
Gernot Rohr’s side, who are 89 places above Burundi in FIFA’s world rankings, struggled for long periods intheir Group B opener at the Alexandria Stadium but sealed all three points in the 77th minute.
Odion Ighalo, introduced for Paul Onuachu just four minutes earlier, latched onto Ola Aina’s wonderful back-heeled pass and coolly whipped the ball past Jonathan Nahimana.
Nigeria will hope to put in a vastly improved performance against Guinea on Wednesday, while Burundi face Madagascar a day later.
Fans on social media wrote;
“See as Ola Aina give backheel pass assist to Former Watford sabi boy Ighalo and him pop am.”