Nigeria will seek to ensure their passage to the last 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations by extending their winning run against Sudan on Saturday. The Super Eagles beat Egypt 1-0 in their opening game of the tournament courtesy of a Kelechi Iheanacho goal and top Group D heading in the game at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium with Sudan and Guinea-Bissau both on one point after paying out a goalless draw.
Nigeria holds the imposing record over Sudan
Goals are very much Sudan’s issue: The Falcons of Jediane have failed to find the net in seven of their last eight games and Burhan Tia’s side has lost five of their last six against Nigeria. Sudan also lacks a squad with experience in many leagues outside of their home nation, with only Muhamed Amin (Motala AIF) and Yasin Hamed (Nyiregyhaza Spartacus) of the current squad playing abroad.
Given the wealth of talent at Augustine Eguavoen’s disposal, on paper, at least this encounter looks like a foregone conclusion for the Super Eagles, even in the absence of injured Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. A win will ensure Nigeria qualify for the last 16 and the historical disparity between the two sides will be difficult for Sudan to overcome, although the Falcons are quite capable of shutting up shop when the mood takes them with Ali Abu Eshrein putting in a wonderful performance to keep Guinea-Bissau at bay.
What time does Nigeria-Sudan kick-off?
The AFCON Group D contest between Nigeria and Sudan will kick off at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Saturday 15 January 2022 at 11 a.m. US (ET) and 8 a.m. US (PT). That’s 5 p.m. CET and 4 p.m. UK time.
Find out what time Nigeria-Sudan starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch Nigeria-Sudan in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the AFCON Group D match:
US: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS XTRA, beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español
UK: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Football