- Nigeria vs Lesotho saw the Super Eagles wrap-up the AFCON qualifiers in style
- Osimhen, Etebo and Onuachu scored as Nigeria ease past their visitors in style
- Nigeria are through to the biennal continenal showpiece slated for Cameroon in January
The Super Eagles of Nigeria had an easy 3-0 win over the Crocodiles of Lesotho in their final AFCON 2021 qualifying match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Gernot Rohr's men had already qualified for the tournament but played for pride as the Nigerian national team return to Lagos after more than two decades.
Nigeria's first chance of the game came in the 8th minute when Samuel Chukwueze advanced Oghenekaro Etebo. The Galatasaray man delivered a low rocket which left goalkeeper Sekhoane Moerane sprawling.
The Super Eagles took the lead in the 23rd minute through Napoli man Victor Osimhen who took advantage of a slack defense before flicking the ball into the net. 1-0.
Lesotho put the ball into Nigeria's net through Marabe who scored, but referee signalled offside.
And five minutes into the second-half, Osimhen got the better Basia Makepe and then set up Oghenekaro Etebo who poked home leaving goalkeeper Sekhoane Moerane hapless in goal. 2-0.
The Eagles would have grabbed yet another goal moments later after the rampaging Chukwueze ghosted past his man, set himself up before rifling his shot over the bar.
In the 66th minute, a delicious cross was delivered by Tyrone Ebuehi which almost found Victor Osimhen, keeper Sekhoane Moerane was swift to punch into safety.
Desperate for more goals, coach Gernot Rohr made two attacking changes in the 76th minute bringing on Paul Onuachu and Henry Onyekuru to replace Victor Osimhen and Alex Iwobi respectively.
And after being on the pitch for barely seven minutes, Paul Onuachu controled a perfect pass from Kelechi Iheanacho and blasted it home to complete the rout, it ended Nigeria 3-0.
Legit.ng earlier reported that further tests have shown that Alex Iwobi tested negative to COVID-19 as confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Iwobi was said to have tested positive for coronavirus on March 27, hours before Nigeria face Benin and was consequently out of the cracker.
Upon arrival in Benin Republic, the entire Super Eagles squad underwent the mandatory Covid-19 tests and Iwobi's result was said to be positive.
Source: Legit.ng News