In what is similar to their match-day one in the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, where the Super Eagles came from behind to beat the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 in Uyo, the former African champions once again came from behind to defeat the Crocodiles of Lesotho 4-2 on Sunday at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru.
Masoabi Nkoto put the home side ahead in the 11th minute after his head met an aerial ball. But the Super Eagles fought relentlessly and were rewarded when Alex Iwobi equalised in the 26th minute after Victor Osimhen dispossessed a Lesotho defender and laid a pass to him.
Nigeria made it two goals 12 minutes later through Samuel Chukwueze, who nodded from Victor Osimhen’s aerial pass inside the opponents’ vital area. Nigeria pressed further in the match they dominated in possession for another goal in the first half but to no avail. Read more