The Super Eagles of Nigeria sealed qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi came on from the bench to score the all-important goal in the 73rd minute after an evenly-matched contest between both teams.
Nigerian coach, Gernot Rohr named the same starting line-up that won four points against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, with Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses leading the line for the third consecutive game.
Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon and Victor Moses all had chances to score but frittered away their chances.
Right back Shehu Abdullahi was voted Man of the Match in the Super Eagles win against Chipolopolo of Zambia.
Abdullahi was outstanding for the Super Eagles and crowned his effort with a delightful assist that led to Alex Iwobi’s goal which secured the win and qualification for the 2018 World Cup for Nigeria.
For emerging the best player of the match, Abdullahi was presented with a cash prize N1 million
The Super Eagles are the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In Group B’s other game, Cameroon defeated Algeria 2-0 in Yaoundé.