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AFCON qualifier: Nigeria beat Sudan 3-1 to keep hope alive

African champions , Super Eagles of Nigeria kept hopes of qualifying for the 2015 African Cup of Nations alive, on Wednesday, after defeating Sudan Falcons 3-1 at the National Stadium in Abuja.

Ahmed Musa, who promised Nigerians goals prior to the game, netted two goals in the 48 and 90th minutes while China-based striker, Aaron Samuel, also registered his name on the scoresheet.

The Sudanese lone goal was scored by Salah Ibrahim in the 56th minute.

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The African champions came into the match under pressure and bottom of Group A with 1 point from three matches. The Stephen Keshi tutored team drew South Africa and lost to both Congo and Sudan.

With the victory the Super Eagles are third behind table toppers South Africa (7 points) and Congo (six points).

The joyous crowd that flooded the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday reflected the collective sigh of a relief felt by a nation as the Super Eagles finally won their first game of the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Eagles are now third in Group A with 4 points after Match Day 4. The Eagles’ next games  are against Congo and South Africa on November 15 and 19 respectively.