World Cup qualifier: Super Eagles in trouble, force Zimbabwe to another draw


Super Eagles players celebrate one of their goals

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are churning out woeful performance as they held Zimbabwe to a 1-1 draw in Rwanda in their second World Cup qualifying match on Sunday.

The Eagles had forced Lesotho to a 1-1 draw in Uyo last Thursday. This means that the Nigerian side have managed to garner two points out of six, with South Africa having three points with a match still at hand. If South Africa win that match, they will have six points, four ahead of Nigeria.

Only one country will qualify from each group. Nigeria is in Group C with South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Benin and Rwanda.

Zimbabwe, playing in a neutral ground in Rwanda opened scoring midway into the first half from their only shot on target in the first half. The goal was scored by Walter Musona, who plies his trade at Platinum.

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The Super Eagles, without a shot on target in the first half mounted the pressure in the second half and were rewarded with a goal in the 67th minute.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored the equaliser for Nigeria after he was assisted by Moses Simon.

Just like in their first match against Lesotho, the Eagles had better ball possession and shots on target, but they could not utilise these for their advantage.


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