Wilfred Ndidi was voted for as man of the match by Caf as the super eagles beat the debutant Burundi 1:0 at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt.
Wilfred Ndidi see off competition from Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Ola Aina to win the man of the match award.
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The Leicester man started in the 3 man midfield with Etebo and Mikel and was involved for the whole 90 minutes.
Wilfred Ndidi had the most tackles won and kept on the energy till 90 mins. He was very instrumental in the midfield as he also contributed to the defence too.
Odion Ighalo gave super eagles the lead at 77th minutes to make it 1:0 at full time.
Guinea and Madagascar played a 2:2 draw, as it stand the super eagles top the group with 3pts, Guinea and Madagascar have 1pts and Burundi 0pts.
The super eagles play Guinea next on Wednesday at the same venue.