Iwobi scores as Nigeria defeat Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

Iwobi scores as Nigeria defeat Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

- Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

- Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 on Saturday, October 7, to get the World Cup ticket

- Alex Iwobi's second international goal gave Nigeria the World Cup ticket in Uyo

Nigeria have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship which will take place in Russia after beating visiting Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The Super Eagles however become the first African nation that will qualify for the FIFA World Cup thanks to the goal scored by Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi.

Zambia were so impressive in the first 10 minute, as the trio of Ngonga, Sakala and Sunzu gave Super Eagles defenders lots of problem at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

Super Eagles first chance in the tie came in the 16th minute when Moses Simon gave a superb pass to striker Odion Ighalo, but he could not score as the ball went wide.

Iwobi scores as Nigeria defeat Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

Iwobi celebrates as Nigeria defeat Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

Nigeria tried all they could to score in the first half, But Zambia defenders gave no room for any gaffe as they held on in the first 45 minute of play.

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Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi was the hero for Nigeria in Uyo as his second international goal in the 73rd minute gave Nigeria the victory over the Zambians.

It ended Nigeria 1-0 Zambia as the Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported of how Harry Kane scored at Wembley for England to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Source: Legit

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