Super Eagles defender Wilfred Ndidi is over the moon after the team finished their qualifying campaign for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on a positive note following a 3-1 win against Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Friday, Completesports.com reports.
Odion Ighalo scored to give Nigeria the lead three minutes after the half hour mark, but Melaine Rody drew Seychelles level eight minutes later.
Henry Onyekuru, making his first official start for the Super Eagles, restored Nigeria’s lead with a cool header seven minutes into the second half.
Moses Simon came off the substitutes bench five minute from time to seal the win with a fierce shot inside the box.
The win is Nigeria’s fourth in Group E and finished as group winners with 13 points from six games.
”Good win to seal the top of the table after qualifying for Afcon 2019,” Ndidi tweeted few hours after the game.
The three-time African champions will face the Pharaohs of Egypt in a friendly encounter also at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba next week Tuesday.
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By Adeboye Amosu