Nigeria vs Seychelles: Odion Ighalo scores in Super Eagles 3-1 win

Nigeria vs Seychelles: Odion Ighalo scores in Super Eagles 3-1 win

- Nigeria vs Seychelles' 2019 AFCON qualifier ended in favor of the Super Eagles in Asaba

- Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and Moses Simon scored the three goals for Nigeria in their last 2019 AFCON qualifier

- Super Eagles will face Egypt on Tuesday, March 26, in an international friendly encounter

Super Eagles of Nigerian on Friday afternoon, March 22, rounded up their campaign in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with an impressive 3-1 win over Seychelles in Asaba.

Gernot Rohr's men went into the game with great confidence and relaxed minds after winning the first leg 3-0 away and coupled with the fact that Nigeria had already qualified for 2019 AFCON.

Nigeria started the match impressively with Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi winning a free-kick for the Super Eagles in the 5th minute, but Ahmed Musa was unable to connect with it.

Seychelles had a great chance for them to have taken the lead in the 9th minute when Jude set up Karl, but goalkeeper Francis Uzoho made a nice save.

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Etebo also had two great chances in the 11th and 16th minutes respectively, but he was unable to find the back of the net.

Super Eagles finally scored their first goal in the 33rd minute via a penalty after Karl Hall fouled Wilfred Ndidi in the box in which the referee gave a penalty scored by Odion Ighalo.

But the visitors came back with an equalizer before the end of the first half through Randy Melanic who benefited from an error by Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Henry Onyekuru scored the second goal for the Super Eagles in the 50th minute via an header after receiving a nice assist by Jamilu Collins before Moses Simon sealed the victory at the death as Nigeria won the match 3-1.

Earlier, had reported how Kelechi Iheanacho was urged by Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr to be more serious anytime he gets the chance to return to the Nigerian national senior team.

Gernot Rohr stated this in Asaba, Delta state while explaining the rationale behind the Leicester City striker not making the team for the two games against Seychelles and Egypt. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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