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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Zambia 1-2 Nigeria: Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho the heroes, as Super Eagles begin World Cup qualifiers in style

Goals from Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi and Man City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho were enough for a Super Eagles side lacking so many key players like Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses etc, as they fought out a 2-1 win over Zambia in Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

Nigeria led by Franco-German coach Gernot Rohr started with a line up of Ikeme Carl Onora, Elderson Echiejire, Kenneth Josiah Omeruo, William Troost Ekong, Brown Ideye, John Obi Mikel,
 
Moses Daddy Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ogenyi Eddy Onazi, Alexander Chuka Iwobi and Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi while the Zambians led by Wedson Nyirenda comprised of Kennedy Mweene, Kabaso Chongo, Fackson Kapumbu, Adrian Chama, Stopilla Sunzu, Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba, Fwayo Tembo, Chisamba Lungu, Collins Mbesuma  and Winston Kalengo.
 
Moses started brightly for Nigeria on the right side as he tested the Zambian goalkeeper on the 5th minute then tried his luck with a set piece then at the 26th minute, beat his marker at the left flank before his effort was shot well over the bar.
 
Nigerians started pressurizing the Zambians then in the 33rd minute, Alex Iwobi volleyed into the net after bad defending from Zambia's defenders.
That goal wasn't enough for the Super Eagles as Kelechi Iheanacho combined well with Mikel Obi and Ideye before dribbling past goalkeeper Mweene then slotted into the net from a tight corner.
In the 48th minute, Zambia made their  first change of the game, replacing Chama with Mtonga.
Nigeria's defence started becoming shaky and the crowd started hyping the home team then in the 70th minute, a cross from Zambia's right wing that was poorly intercepted by Kenneth Omeruo was capitalized by Zambia's No 9 Collins Mbesuma who calmly slotted into the net.
 
Nigeria sat deep and defended the 1-2 scoreline till the end. Gernot Rohr's men will now return to Nigeria, happy to have gotten the maximum 3 points.
Congrats Super Eagles!
 

29 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Congrats to dem

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Yay! They really tried

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livingstone chibuike said...

Narrow escape it was

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Congratulations to us!


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Ogenah Boris said...

Premier league stars dazzling

Bonita Bislam said...

Before our very eyes Iheanacho rose up to be a star. Tell me why my son shouldn't be a footballer.
Good job by the eagles

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

NICE WORK GUYS, MORE MUSCLE TO YOUR HUSTLE









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Cornelius Chukwu said...

Bravi

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dj banti said...

Good

LilKelzi james said...

Up super eagles. I thank god for our young strikers.
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charles obaze said...

We can do it

Odibe Blessing said...

Nice!!Congrats to them

Anonymous said...

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abdulrahman omolara said...

yaaaaaaaaaay! we did it

Juliet Iwuno said...

Oh yes o! Congrats to us. Linda take note!

vinna saviour said...

Thank God for us oooh

Anonymous said...

Biafrans are great. God is with us always

Uju Phil said...

Bravo guys 👏 👏

OLUSEYI LAWAL said...

Enter your comment...good start to the qualifiers. kudos to the lads

Iphie Abraham said...

wow! Congrats guys,keep it up







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princevinco said...

Congrat Super Eagle. The Zambian coach will hide his face in shame as he had earlier belittled Nigeria as parading average players. It happened that average players had beaten his so called super team

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Anonymous said...

I am so happy about this...didnt believe we could do it but we did

Jamila Shaibu said...

Wow! That's nice




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