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Super Eagles suffer shocking AFCON defeat to Madagascar

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Sunday humiliated 2-0 by the Barea of Madagascar in their last group game at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt.

Ranked 108th team in the world and tagged as ‘underdogs’ before the game, the East Africans held their own in the tension-soaked encounter, netting in their first goal 13 minutes from kick-off as  Lalaina Nomenjanahary took advantage of Leon Balogun‘s defensive blunder to boost their confidence for what turned out to be a cracker.

Despite fighting hard to retain their rating as favourites to top Group B, Gernot Rohr  lead Super Eagles failed to overcome humiliation on the night, as their woes were further compounded when midfielder Wilfred Ndidi deflected a brillant set piece by Carolus Andriamahitsinoro in the 53rd minute to seal their victory and go into the second round of the competition unbeaten.

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