The super eagles of Nigeria started their campaign of the Total AFCON on a good note, defeating the Swallows of Burundi with a lone goal.
Before the game, Nigeria have been placed to have a greater chance of qualifying from the group stages.
But things turned not to be so, with the very physical Burundi wanting to pull a surprise and swallow the Super eagles.
However, Rohr got it right in the 73 minutes bringing in Ighalo for Onuachu – the last substitution for the team – and the man who scored the only goal for the Eagles after 4 minutes of introduction.
The super eagles were early forced to make a substitution after Shehu was injured in the 42 minutes. He was replaced by Awaziem.
Mikel also had to made way for his deputy, Ahmed Musa, wh!o later went on to have a superb game for the Super eagles.
Debutant, Samuel Chukwueze also had a very superb outing today and the 20 year old decision to opt playing for Super eagles rather than the flying eagles paid off today.
Super eagles next matchwill be against Guinea on 26th of June.