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Nigeria First African Side To Qualify For World Cup

2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: Nigeria v Zambia 07 October 2017

By SL International - Oct 07, 2017 08:44 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier 

Result: Nigeria 1-0 Zambia

Date: 07 October 2017

Venue: Godswill Akpabio Stadium

Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after they defeated Zambia 1-0 on Saturday evening.

The Super Eagles included a number of overseas-based in their line-up, although Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho started on the bench.

The first half proved to be a pretty quiet affair in terms of chances, although Nigeria did go close after 28 minutes when Victor Moses forced Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene into a fine save.

Nigeria opted for a change with 15 minutes remaining in the half, as Mikel Agu replaced Trabzonspor midfielder Eddy Onazi.

The final stages of the first half was a dull affair as the sides went into the break goalless.

With the hosts struggling to carve out chances in the second half, Gernot Rohr introduced Arsenal's Alex Iwobi for Moses Simon. 

The substitution paid off as Iwobi profited from a moment of sloppiness from the Zambian defence to slot past Mweene in the 75th minute.

Nigeria managed to see out the closing stages of the second half with relative ease to claim victory that seals their spot in Russia with one game to spare.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Oct 08, 2017 02:28 PM
Congrats nigeria
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soccer Yemi Oct 08, 2017 11:58 AM
Congrats Super Eagles
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O_TH KHOSI Oct 08, 2017 10:06 AM
The Super Eagles
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Geoff Stunner Oct 08, 2017 09:21 AM
@Danku ...maybe u need to smoke too to see clearly cz simply u couldn't see what was even seen by the Nigerian commentators.(that's not hatred but FACTS)how can I hate a fellow African country kodwa?the incident I'm referring to might be similar to the Bafana vs Senegal or Ghana vs Uganda who knows??
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Mbizololo Oct 08, 2017 08:39 AM
we are waiting for Egypt senegal Tunisia an Morocco
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Danku Oct 08, 2017 08:27 AM
I hope Geoff Stunner doesn't smoke dakka when watching soccer,Super Eagles simply the best and deserves to be the first to qualify.They beat Zambia at their backyard,now u busy talking about being helped by the assistant referee, don't be a cow man
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Danku Oct 08, 2017 08:23 AM
Super Eagles of Nigeria ,simply the best.@ Goeff Stunner,I hope u don't smoke dakka when watching soccer,learn how to appreciate the champions
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KingKMS Oct 08, 2017 08:18 AM
Congratulations to the super eagles. Tonight the Pharoahs will book their ticket to Russia.
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Miss__Bridgertte Layun Oct 08, 2017 06:55 AM
well done super eagles you deserved it,you played with your butts off
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Geoff Stunner Oct 08, 2017 06:16 AM
helped by the assistant referee.
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spanish laligabbva Oct 08, 2017 06:14 AM
Supereagle impressive
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 08, 2017 06:09 AM
Weldone to super eagles and their Overseas based players they are adding more experience there
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Nicholas Mafukidze Oct 08, 2017 05:45 AM
Big lie they are going into knock out stage
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mnce1998 Oct 08, 2017 01:11 AM
This thing was like, Baroka vs Polokwane city and Baroka won. but this does not guarantee that they will do the same when they play Downs. so if you see two wins against Senegal then it will just like the PSG vs Barca scene. Only fools,won't see that the win is false. something wrong with Burkina Faso, can't put three central midfielders and end up not having the possession, even the build up on these goals was not significant.
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jinks Oct 07, 2017 11:56 PM
They will win one game at the worldcup
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The_Diski_God Oct 07, 2017 10:24 PM
Super eagles
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witbooi99 Oct 07, 2017 10:08 PM
The super eagles im sure they will reach semis this time
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Mxolisingongoma Oct 07, 2017 09:28 PM
Good
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Maphoru2017 Oct 07, 2017 09:02 PM
Congrate for Nigeria
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S@ Velley thabane Oct 07, 2017 08:59 PM
@dats gd

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