Super Eagles end AFCON qualifying campaign with victory over Seychelles

Posted by News Express | 23 March 2019 | 1,154 times

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria, today at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba defeated Seychelles 3-1 to finish top of Group E of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). 

With qualification already achieved, the Eagles needed just a win to ensure they finish top of Group E above South and Libya.

Goals from Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and Moses Simon completed the mission for Coach Gernot Rohr’s team.

Top striker, Ighalo gave Nigeria the lead in the first half from the penalty spot, moments after Wilfred Ndidi was brought down. But a goalkeeping error from goalkeeper Francis Uzoho allowed Seychelles Boby Melaine to level the score in the 41st minute.

The Super Eagles regained the lead in the second half through a free header from Onyekuru before Simon sealed the win with a late goal.

The Eagles will now focus on next week’s Tuesday international friendly match against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the same stadium in Asaba.

Sourced from a Channels TV report


Source: News Express

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