Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho blunder that gifted Seychelles a first half equalising goal highlights Nigeria 3-1 triumph over the Pirates.
In the 33rd minute, Ndidi controls Shehu’s cross perfectly inside the box and was upended by Nancy leaving the referee with no choice than to award a penalty kick to Nigeria.
Just like he did in the reverse fixture, Odion Ighalo steps up and sends the goalkeeper the wrong way to give Nigeria a 35th minute lead.
Seven (7) minutes later, Seychelles equalised through Rody Melanie who pokes home after a free kick is flapped by goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
Half Time scoreline was Nigeria 1-1 Seychelles.
As the second half commenced, Henry Onyekuru heads Nigeria back in front in the 50th minute. He was left unnoticed at the far post and easily glances home Jamilu Collins’ cross.
Moses Simon seals the win for Nigeria with an effort from inside the box in the 90th minute.
With the win, Super Eagles of Nigeria who have already qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations also sealed top spot irrespective of the result of last group game between Libya and South Africa.
FULL-TIME NIGERIA 3-1 Seychelles
⚽️ Odion Ighalo 35′ (PENALTY)
Henry Onyekuru 50′
Moses Simon 90′
Rody Melanie 41′
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