Super Eagles End AFCON Qualifying Campaign With Victory Over Seychelles

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria, today at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba defeated Seychelles 3-1 to finish top of Group E of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

With qualification already achieved, the Eagles needed just a win to ensure they finish top of Group E above South and Libya.

Goals from Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and Moses Simon completed the mission for Coach Gernot Rohr’s team.

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Top striker, Ighalo gave Nigeria the lead in the first half from the penalty spot, moments after Wilfred Ndidi was brought down. But a goalkeeping error from goalkeeper Francis Uzoho allowed Seychelles Boby Melaine to level the score in the 41st minute.

The Super Eagles regained the lead in the second half through a free header from Onyekuru before Simon sealed the win with a late goal.

The Eagles will now focus on next week’s Tuesday international friendly match against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the same stadium in Asaba.

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