The Super Eagles of Nigeria wrapped up their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign in grand style after beating the Crocodiles of Lesotho 3-0 in the last game of their qualifiers series at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
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It will be recalled that the Super Eagles had qualified for the AFCON with two games to spare after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played out a goalless draw on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Tonight’s win makes it two wins out of two for the Super Eagles in this international window after beating Benin Republic 1-0 at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo, on Saturday, March 27.
Nigeria dominated proceedings from start to finish as the Crocodiles struggled to maintain balance against the high flying Eagles. A cutting edge pass from red-hot Leicester City man, Kelechi Iheanacho, met Victor Osimhen well as the Napoli striker gifted Nigeria the lead in the 23rd minute of the encounter.
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The first half would end 1-0 in favour of the hosts, then an assist from Osimhen to Oghenekaro Etebo saw him score the second goal in the 50th minute of the game. spectators had to wait for the introduction of Paul Onuachu for the third goal as the KRC Genk of Belgium man who has scored 27 times so far this season (2020/2021) for his club fired home the third goal in the 83rd minute.
Remember that Paul Onuachu’s 93rd-minute header against Benin Republic on Saturday gifted Nigeria the win and ended their hosts eight-year home unbeaten streak.
With today’s result, Nigeria finished the qualifiers series top of Group L with 14 points, recording 4 wins and two draws to finish unbeaten in the series.
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