Super Eagles finished top on Group L after defeating Lesotho Tuesday
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday walloped the Likuena of Lesotho to consolidate their 2021 African Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifier spot.
This comes as little surprise, as the Lesotho team has never qualified for Africa Cup of Nations finals in its history.
The victory brings Nigeria to the top of Group L with 14 points from six matches.
See the moment the Eagles netted their second goal
Benin and Sierra Leone will later today battle for the other ticket to Cameroon from this group, while Lesotho finished bottom of the standings on three points.
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Napoli striker Victor Osimhen opened scoring for the Super Eagles in the 23rd minute, when he latched on to a superb pass by Kelechi Iheanacho to slot past the onrushing Lesotho goalkeeper.
This was Osimhen’s fifth goal to make him joint top scorer of the qualifiers.
Oghenekaro Etebo also came close early into a bright and lively first half when he let fly from distance and his shot missed not by much.
The Galatasaray midfielder will double Nigeria lead in the 51st minute, when he somehow met a short pass by Osimhen inside the box to make hay.
Paul Onuachu again came off the bench to score his third international goal in the 83rd minute after the crafty Henry Onyekuru set him up.
*Additional reporting culled from Scores Nigeria