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December 11, 2019
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Super Eagles thrash top African side in tough AFCON 2021 qualifier

– Lesotho vs Nigeria AFCON 2021 qualifier ended in favour of the Super Eagles

– Two goals from Victor Osimhen, one each from Alex Iwobi and Chukwueze handed the visitors maximum points

– Nigeria remain atop of Group L with six points from two matches

Nigeria’s Super Eagles cruised to 4-2 win over Lesotho in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Setsoto Stadium.

The three-time African kings got the game started on a flat-foot as they allowed the host to take the lead in the 11th minute through a superb header from Masoabi Nkoto.

Coach Thabo Senong’s men were high on confidence having grabbed the early goal as they continued to mount pressure on the visitors.

But their lead did not stand for too long as Everton forward Alex Iwobi struck a low but powerful shot from close range into the far left angle of the post to level parity for the Eagles.

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His goal came in the 26th minute as they made a quick counter-attacking move to get back into the game just before the half-hour mark.

The goal appeared to have boosted the confidence of the Nigerian players as they pressured their hosts for more goals.

And in the 36th minute, their efforts paid off as a Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze handed his side the lead for the first time in the meeting.

The 20-year-old star headed his side ahead from close range and Lesotho goalkeeper had no answer to the question he was asked by the La Liga side.

A goal that ensured Gernot Rohr’s men take a goal advantage into the dressing room to observe the 15 minutes break.

Action resumed in the second half with both sides begging for more goals but none could find the back of the net until 75th minute when second-half substitute Victor Osimhen recorded his name on the scores sheet.

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Author: NAIJ

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