Iwobi strike at 73rd minute as Nigeria beat resilient Zambia a goal to nil to secure a position in the FIFA world cup 2018 Russia
Shehu Addullahi assisted the Arsenal attacking midfielder to break the deadlock at a series of chances missed by Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi, The Moseses Victor and Simon.
Credit to Zambia’s man at the post Kennedy Mwenne who acrobatically saved Wilfred Ndidi’s attempt to score.
Meanwhile Zambia showed desire to put the Super Eagles dream of qualifying on hold at the 22nd minutes by notching a goal unfortunately considered an offside.
The Chipolopolo also had opportunity to take charge of the game through Alex Ng’onga, Enock Mwepu and Fashion Sakala but had non-clinical finishes.
The introduction of 21-year-old so called Nigerian ‘Messi’ Iwobi resuscitated the West African side and scored to inspire Salisu Yusuf’s side to a needed victory in order to qualify for the next year’s edition of world cup.
Their qualification means, Nigeria is making a sixth appearance in the world cup. They featured in 1994, 1998, 2014, 2002, and 2010.