Nigeria 1 – 0 Zambia: Abdullahi Wins Man of The Match‎ Award

Nigeria 1 – 0 Zambia: Abdullahi Wins Man of The Match‎ Award

By Nurudeen Obalola in Uyo: Anorthosis defender Shehu Abdullahi was voted Man of the Match in the Super Eagles 1-0 win against Chipolopolo of Zambia in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup African qualifying Group B match in Uyo, reports.

Abdullahi was outstanding for the Super Eagles and crowned his effort with a delightful assist that led to Alex Iwobi’s goal which secured the win and qualification for the 2018 World Cup for Nigeria.

For emerging the best player of the match, Abdullahi was presented with a cash prize N1 million

The Super Eagles are the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

In Group B’s other game, Cameroon defeated Algeria 2-0 in Yaoundé.

Both Cameroon (six points) and Algeria (one point) have already been eliminated prior to matchday five fixtures.

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  • PapaFem 1 year ago

    The best performance ever in a SE shirt. That cut back to Iwobi Was worth a million dollar. Moses and Mikel are not far behind though.

  • Dave 1 year ago

    On point decision

  • Kacey 1 year ago

    Iwobi is man of the match. He came on and changed the game with his intelligent play and runs. I touch strike of the ball and we are in Russia. Man of the match iwobi.any body can cut back. Not anybody can score that goal. I tell u.

    • PapaFem 1 year ago

      @Kayce, goal scorers will always appear to be the best, but if you look at what Abdullahi put in over 90 minutes, going forward, defending and keeping Sinkala quiet, Mehn, you won’t in any way doubt that award. Iwobi came in when the pressure was so so high, and getting a goal to ease that pressure will definitely make us think he deserved the MOTM award. But overall, adding that beautiful assist to his commanding display makes Abdullahi the run away winner.

  • Well done Super Eagles!

  • tayor 1 year ago

    what a game! congratulations to d players, coaching crew n Nigerians.

  • Ujah 1 year ago

    Thank God for you our eagle men.

  • NDUKA CHRISTIAN C. 1 year ago

    We will face any team paired with us(Nigeria) come Dec 1 2017.
    Congratulations Nigeria.

  • Osai 1 year ago

    Well done Super Eagles