Nigeria’s Super Eagles Nigeria defeated Pirates of Seychelles 3-1 in their final AFCON 2019 qualifiers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Friday, March 22.
The encounter saw the Gavin Jeanne-led side give a good account of themselves until the 34 minutes after Karle Hall fouled Wilfred Ndidi in the box.
Odion Ighalo stepped forward and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to put the Gernot Rohr tutored-side in the lead.
However, the Pirates leveled scores just before the break, with Rody Melanie benefitting from a school-boy error from Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho after Nigeria failing to deal with a cross inside the penalty box.
Two other goals in the second stanza from Henry Onyekuru and Simon Moses helped the Eagles claim a 3-1 win in the final 2019 AFCON qualifier.
But moments after the contest Nigerian fans took to the social media to blast the shot-stopper for handing the visitors an underserved goal during the match at Asaba..
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles of Nigerian have rounded up their matches in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers with an impressive 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday afternoon, March 22, 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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