World cup 2018: Nigeria 1st African nation to grasp ticket

Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, are the first African country to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia. The team bea...

Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, are the first African country to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The team beat the Chipolopolo’s of  Zambia in the city of Uyo to secure their qualification. 

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi who came on in the 65th minute converting a pass through a crowded penalty area to hand the Super Eagles all three points.

The win puts Nigeria on 13 points with the second place Zambia having 7 points. The last fixture for the group on November 6 will be a mere formality for Rohr’s side.

Mikel Obi and the team have now joined hosts Russia along with other teams such as: Brazil,Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain and Costa Rica.

By this feat, Nigeria has qualified for six out of the last seven World Cups, with Germany 2006 being the world cup they missed.

The Super Eagles have reached the second round of a world cup tournament on three occasions;1994, 1998 and 2014.

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