Nigeria, playing in green, became the first side to finish their African Cup of Nations group with three successive wins ©Getty Images

Nigeria finished their African Cup of Nations group with a third successive win after defeating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 and topping Group D.

Nigeria had already secured their place in the round of 16 going into tonight’s game at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua.

Ten minutes after the break Nigeria took the lead with a counter-attacking goal, finished off by Sadiq Umar after he was played in by Kelechi Iheanacho.

Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong sealed victory for Nigeria as he tapped in from close range with five minutes remaining to ensure the win.

In the night’s other match in the group, played at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé, Egypt came into their meeting with Sudan looking for the win to ensure qualification to the knockout stage.

The Pharaohs secured the victory required 1-0 thanks to a goal ten minutes before the break from Mohamed Abdelmoneim El Sayed.

El Sayed headed in from close range from a corner by Abdalla Mohamed to give Egypt the breakthrough, and they were indebted to their keeper Mohammed El Shenawy for some late saves to ensure they secured the win.

Sudan and Guinea-Bissau have both been eliminated from the tournament, ending in third and fourth in the table respectively, both with a point to their name.

Tonight's results saw Cape Verde and Malawi book places in the round of 16 stage.

Tomorrow sees the scheduled conclusion of Group E, with Ivory Coast facing Algeria, and Equatorial Guinea taking on Sierra Leone, before Group F finishes later in the day, when Gambia take on Tunisia and Mali face Mauritania.