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Posted on: 7th-Oct-2017 at 11:22 pm

Nigeria's Super Eagles will be heading to Russia for FIFA 2018 World cup.

The Super Eagles is the first African team to qualify for the world cup after beating Zambia one goal down on Saturday at the Goodswill Akapbio stadium in Uyo, Ajwa Ibom capital.

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It's all over here in Uyo. Super Eagles are through to the World Cup. It's Nigeria 1, Zambia 0.

Updates: Nigeria 1 vs 0 Zambia

Congratulations Nigeria.

It's all over here in Uyo. Super Eagles are through to the World Cup. It's Nigeria 1, Zambia 0.

OFFICIAL: Ola Aina is now a Super Eagle as he makes his debut for Nigeria, taking the place of Elderson Echiejile.

77: Zambia substitution. Justin Shonga on for Sakala

74: GOAL!! Nigeria on the way to Russia courtesy of Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi scores....

66: Alex Iwobi on for Moses Simon

63: Yellow card goes to Abdullahi Shehu for a foul

56: From the resulting free kick Ndidi almost puts Nigeria in front with a looping header but Mwene parries for a corner

56: Yellow card for Zambia's Mtonga for that rugby tackle on Mikel

52: Zambia with a change. Ernest Mbewe takes the place of Lungu.

47: Leon Balogun remains upfield after a corner kick and almost puts the Super Eagles in front with a header but Mwene was able

The second half is underway. Nigeria need a win to qualify for #Russia2018 while the Zambians also need all 3 points

- Moses Simon misses a great opportunity to put Nigeria in front as his scissors kick from Ighalo's cross goes over the crossbar

- Victor Moses picks out Ighalo in the Zambian penalty area but all that came out of that was a wayward effort by Ighalo.

- Ndidi lucky to avoid being booked back there after that foul on Mulenga. The Zambians showing they are not here for sightseeing

- Mikel Obi's shot goes over the bar.

- Yellow card Mikel Ndubusi Agu

- A rather direct ball from the Zambian back-to-front sees Alex Ngonga tearing down on goal. He shrugs off the challenge of Leon Balogun, but can only fire over the bar.

- Ndubisi AGU (in) comes off the bench to replace Ogenyi ONAZI (out) (Nigeria)

- Onazi back on the field on play

- Ogenyi Onazi injured at the 24th minute of play

- Zambia's Chipolopo pull a goal but...Off side

- 8′ Echiejile fouled. Free kick to Eagles

- Shehu fouled just outside the 18 yard box

- The Eagles got their first corner kick. it was staking by Victor Moses but it was played straight to the safe hand of the Zambian’s goal keeper.

- Zambia got the first corner kick of the game in the 4th minute but a header send it away for the second kick but was cleared away to a goal kick by Nigerian defender

- The Super Eagles of Nigeria qualifier against Zambia match has kicked off .


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