alex iwobi strike 73rd minute to qualify nigeria vs zambia for world cup russia 2018

Alex Iwobi(Nigeria, Arsenal Forward)

After the Nigeria football team won their second leg game against the Chipolopolo of Zambia, Nigeria have finally reserved a spot for themselves at the 2018 world cup holding in Russia. Nigeria has now joined other countries among the first batch of teams to qualify for the biggest soccer event on the planet earth. Countries like Nigeria, Brazil, Russia, Japan, and others are among the first batch of teams to qualify for the world cup.


As of this moment, country like Uruguay where barcelona sensation, Luiz Suarez has been ruled out of the world cup as they performed poorly in their group qualifications. Also, Argentina is seriously struggling to be among those that would qualify for the soccer fiesta.

Ekong and Mikel Obi has they celebrate goal between Nigeria cameroon zambia october 7

Mikel Obi(Right), Ekong, Ighalo(background right)

But for the strike of Arsenal star by name Alex Iwobi at 73rd’ minute, the qualification chances of team Nigeria would have still been hanging as anything could still happen in the final match between the 2 top contenders for the world cup spot Nigeria vs Algeria (later in November) and Zambia vs Cameroon, but now Nigeria has secured a spot in the soccer center stage. This would be Nigeria’s 6th appearance in the FIFA world cup.

Right now, Nigeria stands at 13 points, while zambia in the second position stands at 7 points and they are both left with one match to go. So, technically and mathematically and practically, Nigeria has already qualified as Zambia in the second position cannot meet up with the points of Nigeria.

For the man of the match

Who is your Nigerian man of the match?

Personally, I would give it to Nigerian Defender Lyon Balogun or Alex Iwobi that scored the decided goal after several lost chances by other team mate.

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