Alex Iwobi's Goal Sends Nigeria to Russian Federation 2018

Super Eagles during their last open training yesterday at the Goswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo

"I am delighted to see Akpeyi back for the Super Eagles because we need all of our best players ahead of the match".

Nigeria will qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation with a win over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday, while the Chipolopolo will have to beat their hosts to at least take the game to the final rounds of the qualifiers next month.

Nigeria have now qualified for six of the last seven World Cup finals, missing out only in 2006.

Nigeria's Super Eagles on Saturday zoom into the 2018 World Cup in Russian after Arsenal's sensation, Alex Iwobi struck a brilliant goal in the 74th minute of the game.

Nigeria managed to see out the closing stages of the second half with relative ease to claim victory that seals their spot in Russian Federation with one game to spare.

"Our technical players won us the game against a very athletic team".

They came into today's match with the aim to beat the Eagles and put themselves in pole position to grab the sole ticket.

"They were better than the team we played against in Zambia (a year ago)", he remarked. "We knew it will be a tough game and that was the case". Instead of us investing the little resources we have in developmental initiatives, we are now paying fines as result of what transpired. Fans need to change their conduct during these worldwide games because we risk being banned.

" Somebody can start the game, the other one can finish it".

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