Sudan, meanwhile, were fairly fortunate to avoid defeat against Guinea Bissau in their opening game after their opponents missed a penalty.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The AFCON meeting is scheduled for a 4pm GMT kick-off on Saturday January 15, 2022.
The Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia in Yaounde will host.
Where to watch Nigeria vs Sudan
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go app.
Live blog: Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Nigeria vs Sudan lineups and team news
Nigeria XI: Okoye, Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi, Aribo, Ndidi, Chukwueze, Simon, Iheanacho, Awoniyi
Subs: Ajayi, Musa, Onyeka, Onyekuru, Ejuke, Akpeyi, Iwobi, Ebuehi, Uzoho, Umar, Nwakali, Ndah
Sudan XI: Achrine, Alfadni, Nemer, Karshom, Muhamedin, Khidir, Al Rasheed, Abbas, Hamed, Abdelrazig Omer, Ahmed
Subs: Hakeem, Hassan, Ismaeil, Hasoun, Adam, Makki, Mahjoub, Zakaria, Hussien, Mustafa, Bashir, Maki
Nigeria vs Sudan prediction
Nigeria might not be afforded so much open space against Sudan but, frankly, their attack looks amongst the best in the competition.
Nigeria to win 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Nigeria wins: 8
Sudan wins: 2