Super Eagles of Nigeria starts World Cup qualifier on a winning note against Zambia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria got on to winning ways with first-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho saw Nigeria win 2-1 away to Zambia in World Cup qualifying.

Iwobi opened scoring in the 32nd minute in Ndola, before Iheanacho made it two shortly before the break to hand Nigeria a comfortable lead at half-time.

John Obi Mikel nearly made it three after the break with a spectacular volley from the edge of the area, with Mweene only just managing to tip it over his crossbar.

The Zambians did not lay low as they also created a number of chances to pull one back and Collins Mbesuma eventually reduced the deficit with 19 minutes left off regulation time, but they were unable to level the scoring as the visitors emerged victorious in the Group B opener.

Kalaba continued to cause the Nigeria defence all kinds of trouble and he came close to pulling one back after some unconvincing defending from Ndidi, only for Ikeme to come to the rescue once more for the away side.

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