Nigeria begins 2018 World Cup quest on winning note, beats Zambia


The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday began their qualification quest for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on a winning note.

The Eagles secured a 2-1 win over the Chipolopolo of Zambia, to end the invincibility of the team at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Wonderful strikes from the England based duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho were enough to give Nigeria all the three points even though Zambia pulled one goal back in the second half.

With the win, the first ever on Zambian soil, Nigeria are early table toppers in Group B, while the result of the Algeria Cameroon game is being awaited later tonight.

Only the top teams in each group will get the berth to represent Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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  • Man_Enough

    i think selection made the difference.

    • Christopher

      I think Biafra made the difference

      • Man_Enough

        you defile this sweet victory. i watched nigeria vs zambia and it was a team work with everybody assigned a role.

  • Intrepid

    At least something to cheer for down-spirited Nigerians.

  • dundee united

    Do not cry then begin to call for the head of the coach-when the unexpected happens to Nigeria