NIGERIA SECURES WORLD CUP TICKET, FANS REACT
Nigeria Super Eagles has booked her ticket to attend the world biggest football tournament in Russia next year “RUSSIA 2018” as they beat hard fighting and technically brilliant Zambians with a lone goal.
The encounter was one of the group B world cup qualifier games in the Africa continent played on Saturday, at Godswill Akpabio International stadium,( Nest of Champions) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It was a barren draw in the first stanza of the game, but the visitors won ball possession in the half, in spite the fact that the Eagles threw away pockets of goal scoring opportunities
Substitute Alex Iwobi at the 74th minute gave Nigeria the desired world cup slot through a brilliant displayed between Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi, before he saw back of the net.
Reacting shortly after the match a soccer entrepreneur Elli Kechukwu said for the team to perform impressively at world cup Eagles coach Gernot Rohr should select players that are really committed and determined.
According to him, Nigeria has not actually placed herself in terms of football in the world, adding that football administrators should organize structural programmes for football.
“I am very happy that we won and qualified for the world cup for sixth times. Honestly, initially I was not sure of our victory, but thankGod that we finally won.
The coach should look for committed players, like those that are prepared to sacrifice everything for they country “Kechukwu said.
Sports presenter and analyst Lashely Oladigbolu also expressed joy over the victory against Zambians, saying the Eagle unbeaten record in the world cup qualification series is commendable.
“I must say that Zambians are also very impressive because a hard fight, they beat Algerians home and away is an indication that they not a push over side. However, Nigeria have all it takes to grab the ticket from the group” Oladigbolu said.