JUST IN: Super Eagles AFCON camp hit by protest!

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Nigeria have qualified for the round of 16 at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, following their 1-0 win over Guinea on Wednesday.

Odion Ighalo's strike was all Nigeria needed to see off hard-fighting Burundi.

And even after the game, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr confirmed that Burundi were very tough for his wards.

The match will kick off by 3.30pm Nigerian time.

Guinea started their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Madagascar, and Rohr said the prospect of clinching qualification for the next round with a second successive victory would motivate his players.

The Warriors lost their opening game, against hosts Egypt, 0-1, just a day after players had threatened not to fulfill the match unless the US$9 000 payments, for each player, which they had been promised by ZIFA had reflected in their bank accounts.

"But we are in a positive situation because we are top of the group with three points we want to stay on the top of the group".

Rohr has a big decision to make with Mikel one of the most experienced players in his squad, although Nigeria have enough strength in depth to take the 32-year-old out of the firing line.

"Thankfully, part of the funds approved by President Buhari arrived today (Tuesday) at the Central Bank and it is now in the process of being converted to US Dollars", Dikko told Insideworldfootball. "We'll play with all our strength against Nigeria".

Nigeria now tops Group B with three points while Guinea are second with one point from their 2-2 draw against Madagascar.

Nigeria needed Odion Ighalo's late victor four minutes after he came on as a substitute to deny Burundi on its debut.

"Our first game was not really impressive to our standard but we are preparing well".

Looking at the Nigeria vs Guinea odds, we like 12/5 for the Super Eagles to prevail and over 2.5 goals in the game. - Guinea are winless in their last six games in the Africa Cup of Nations (D5 L1), their last success in the competition coming back in January 2012 against Botswana (6-1).



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