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AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Nigeria fend off early scare to beat Lesotho

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Nigeria fend off early scare to beat Lesotho

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For the second time in four days, the Super Eagles of Nigeria produced a sterling comeback against a side they were expected to beat. The Super Eagles came from a goal down to beat the Crocodiles of Lesotho 4-2 in their second Group L qualifying game of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Lesotho took the lead on the 13th minute, however, the trio of Iwobi, Chukwueze and Victor Osimehen ensured a maximum three points for the Super Eagles. On the flip side, Awaziem’s own goal on the 90th minute reduced the deficit for Lesotho, but thanks to a brace from Victor Osimehen, the win was enough to secure a second win for the Super Eagles who beat the Republic of Benin 2-1 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Wednesday.

Nigeria plays Sierra Leone next year having six points and top group L.

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