VIDEO: Nigeria 1-0 Egypt- Iheanacho's Goal gave The Super Eagles a Win over the Pharaohs

The Super Eagles have been widely praised on social media after beating seven-time Africa Cup of Nations champions Egypt in their opening clash in Group D.

Having dominated throughout, the Super Eagles netted the only goal of the game through Kelechi Iheanacho, with Mohamed Salah's side failing to mount a response.

Indeed, it was Nigeria who came closest to the next goal, with Taiwo Awoniyi's header tipped onto the bar superbly and Chidera Ejuke's strike also kept out.

Just one goal was enough, however, with the West Africans - led by interim boss Augustin Eguavoen - delivering the best performance of the tournament so far.

Even the sacking of long-serving manager Gernot Rohr was not enough to derail their superb start to the campaign - leading football fans to laud them.