Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier

Two second half goals from Moses Simon and Efe Ambrose ensure Nigeria progressed to the next round of qualification


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have progressed to the next round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers after beating Swaziland in Port Harcourt.

Two second half goals from Moses Simon and Efe Ambrose ensure Nigeria progressed to the next round of qualification.

Sunday Oliseh made bold decisions in the starting line up of the clash played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium Port Harcourt on Tuesday, November 17.

John Obi Mikel, one of Super Eagles main players was dropped on the bench.

The Super Eagles started the brighter side and dominated possession as they look to score an early goal.

Swaziland defended well as Nigeria had few chances in the opening minutes.

Ogenyi Onazi attempted a long range shot in the 21st minute which was off target.

The Swazis squandered a huge chance to go ahead after an impressive set piece in the 33rd minite.

Sylvester Igbonu missed a chance from close range in the 46th minute before Moses Simon open the goal for Nigeria.

The winger curled a free-kick in the 50th minute to give Nigeria the lead. He had the chance to double the lead 10 minutes later, but fire wide.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was alert to tip a lobbed effort from a Swazi  over the bar in the 82nd minute.

Ambrose continued his goalscoring form for the Super Eagles, heading in an effort to double Nigeria's lead.


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