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NIGERIA 3-0 LESOTHO: Super Eagles Look To Maintain Unbeaten Run Over Lesotho 

NIGERIA 3-0 LESOTHO: Super Eagles Look To Maintain Unbeaten Run Over Lesotho 

The Super Eagles will round off their 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign on Tuesday, when they host Lesotho inside the refurbished Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

The Eagles clinched qualification for next year’s AFCON on Saturday after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played goalless.

Despite securing the ticket, Gernot Rohr side went on to beat Benin Republic 1-0 thanks to a Paul Onuachu stoppage time goal.

And ahead of Tuesday’s last group game tie in Lagos, Completesports.com’s JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at the past meetings between the Super Eagles and Lesotho….

Lesotho 0-1 Nigeria (2008 AFCON Qualifiers, First-Leg)

The first ever meeting between the Super Eagles and the Crocodiles of Lesotho was in 2006 in Maseru during the 2008 AFCON qualifiers.

Both Nigeria and Lesotho were drawn in the same group with Uganda and Niger Republic.

And in the first-leg in Maseru, the Eagles won 1-0 thanks to a 49th minute goal scored by Yakubu Aiyegbeni.

In action for the Eagles were Vincent Enyeama, George Abbey, Obinna Nwaneri, Taye Taiwo and Joseph Yobo.

Others are Christian Obodo, Seyi Olofinjana, Wilson Oruma, Obafemi Martins, Chinedu Obasi, Nwankwo Kanu, Mikel Obi and Yusuf Ayila.


Nigeria 2-0 Lesotho (2008 AFCON Qualifiers, Second-Leg)

The Super Eagles hosted Lesotho in the reverse fixture of the 2008 AFCON qualifiers in Warri Township Stadium in their second meeting.

It was the final game of the qualifiers with the Eagles emerging victors 2-0 thanks to goals from Stephen Makinwa and Ikechukwu Uche.

At the end of the qualifiers, the Eagles finished top on 15 points and was the only team that qualified for the 2008 AFCON from the group.

Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria (2021 AFCON Qualifiers, First-Leg)

The last time the Eagles and Lesotho met was in 2019 in the first-leg of the on-going 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

After conceding an 11th minute opener, the Eagles stormed back to lead 4-1 thanks to strikes from Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, and a brace from Victor Osimhen

An own goal from Chidozie Awaziem one minute to the end of the game made it 4-2.
 

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