The Leicester City man was on target as Nigeria beat the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in this AFCON group D encounter.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the 30th minute after controlling Joe Aribo's header and volleying the ball into the top corner.
The Super Eagles were impressive as they dominated and covered every inch of grass against an Egyptian side bolstering Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah. Nigeria should have gotten more with Taiwo Awoniyi's header hitting the bar after a sliding cross from Ola Aina and Chidera Ejuke will have thought he had put the game in the bed but his strike was saved by the Egyptian goalie Mohammed El Shenawy.
Nigeria we're missing a host of stars like Watford's Emmanuel Dennis, Al-Shabab's Odion Ighalo, and Napoli's Victor Osimhen, making how they played against the Egyptians all the more impressive as the Pharaohs struggled to create anything worthwhile for the first 70 minutes of the game as Starman Mohammed Salah found himself repeatedly isolated but he did have a chance in which his mishit strike was saved by Nigeria goalie Maduka Okoye as Egypt found their self under waves and waves of Super Eagles pressure and the match could have more goals if not for wasted chances and superb goalkeeping as the Super Eagles of Nigeria held on to secure their first win and to also send a statement of intent to other African Cup of Nations contenders.