The Super Eagles return to Africa Cup of Nations action today looking to join hosts Cameroon in the last 16 with a game to spare.
Nigeria made the best possible start to the latest edition of AFCON, with Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half goal deservedly seeing off Mohamed Salah and seven-time champions Egypt in a heavyweight Group D clash in Garoua.
It was a statement victory from Augustine Eguavoen’s side, who will seal their spot in the knockout stages with another triumph at the Stade Roumde Adjia on Saturday afternoon.
Nigeria – whose last AFCON title came in 2013 – will be heavy favourites to beat 1970 champions Sudan, who are appearing at the tournament for the first time in a decade.
The Falcons of Jediane held Guinea-Bissau to a goalless draw in their opener in midweek, with goalkeeper Ali Abu Eshrein keeping out Pele’s 82nd-minute penalty.
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Sudan team news
Sudan are not expected to make any major changes to their starting XI this afternoon.
However, further forward Al-Gozoli Nooh could replace Yasin Hamed.
Goalkeeper Ali Abu Eshrein will be full of confidence after his morale-boosting penalty save in midweek.
Nigeria team news
Ahmed Musa could get a run out for the Super Eagles this afternoon if head coach Augustine Eguavoen decides to switch up his attack.
Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo was stretchered off injured against Egypt, training separately from his team-mates in the aftermath but confident he may still be able to feature.
If not, West Brom’s Semi Ajayi will be expected to partner Watford centre-back William Troost-Ekong in the heart of defence.
How to watch Nigeria vs Sudan
TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match live online through the Sky Go app.
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After their statement win over Egypt in a heavyweight Group D opener in midweek, Nigeria will be looking to join hosts Cameroon in the last 16 with another victory in Garoua this afternoon.
They face a Sudan side appearing at AFCON for the first time in 10 years, drawing 0-0 with Guinea-Bissau in their opener after a late penalty save from Ali Abu Eshrein.
Kick-off at the Stade Roumde Adjia is at 4pm GMT, so stay tuned for match build-up, latest team news and live updates!