Nigeria Qualifies For World Cup Russia 2018


Nigeria has become the 12th country in the world to qualify for World Cup Russia 2018 having trounced Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The goal was scored by Alex Iwobi, the Arsenal midfielder at the 74th minutes of the match.

By this winning, Nigeria has garnered 13 points from five matches followed by Zambia with 7 points.

Nigeria and Zambia had lost several scoring chances in the first half of the match. However, Nigeria converted the only chance to a goal. President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works, Housing and Power in a tension-soaked match watched by Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom Governor; Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sports and Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, among other personalities.