Nigeria qualifies to play in Russia, defeats Zambia

By: Lucky Akhimien, Uyo.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday emerged the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup scheduled to hold in Russia after defeating Zambia 1-0 at a qualifier at the Akwa Ibom stadium.

Substitute Alex Iwobi got Nigeria’s goal in the 71st miniute.

The Eagles lost several chances at goals but the fans in the stadium and across Nigeria easily forgot their profligacy after the final whistle and Nigeria was leading.

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