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AFCON 2021: Game against Egypt, my best match ever, says Simon

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AFCON 2021: Game against Egypt, my best match ever, says Simon

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon said on Friday that Nigeria‘s opening match in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Egypt was the best match in their history.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that Nigeria defeated their Egyptian counterparts 1-0 in their AFCON Group D clash in Garoua, Cameroon.

The Super Eagles had their last training session at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium practice ground in Garoua on Friday ahead of their second Group D match against Sudan on Saturday.

Simón, while answering questions from journalists on Friday, said that coach Eguavoen’s style and tactics had had a positive impact and greatly improved his game.

“The game against Egypt was one of my best games in the last two years.

“You know we changed coaches and of course we changed tactics. So each coach has their own mindset and how it impacts the players.

“With the previous one he played based on his own instructions and with the current coach he gives me the freedom to bring what he has in his club.

“So, I think that has helped me and my teammates a lot,” he said.

On missing a lot of chances in the game against Egypt, Simon said it wasn’t perfect and it was still a work in progress.

“We are working on that with the coach. Of course, we are not perfect.

“The likes of Emmanuel Amuneke and others are legends in the game and we saw them play live on television. So we learn from them.

“I’m not Messi or Ronaldo, everyone makes mistakes and everyone tries to improve.

“We’re trying to get better at our game every day,” he said.

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