Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi fires Nigeria to World Cup

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi fires Nigeria to World Cup

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi fires Nigeria to World Cup

However, with 5 of the 6 group games been played by each team, it has transpired that Algeria have had a very disappointing campaign, only picking up one point in the process. It could be four out of five groups if Egypt doesn't take its chance on Sunday.

That meant Tunisia advanced despite DR Congo's 2-1 win over Libya. As a people with an uncommon zeal to succeed without minding the daunting challenges, the Nigerian team showed the world that when we are committed to a task, we would do all to succeed.

There was a final twist to come in stoppage time as Keita was sent off and Msakni capitalised to complete his hat-trick.

Senegal and South Africa have an extra game left because they must replay a match originally won 2-1 by Bafana Bafana that was annulled over match manipulation by the Ghanaian referee. The fate of the voucher for the World Cup is in the hands of Nigeria, which should try its best to win at home.

Iwobi's fantastic short has made Nigerian Eagles to flew into the league of nations that have qualified for Russian Federation.

The Arsenal attacker's goal proved to be the difference between the teams, with Nigeria seeing out the rest of the game in relative comfort to secure a place in next year's World Cup. The 4-0 win a few days earlier against the reigning African champions was a particular highlight. Who qualifies out of Ivory Coast and Morocco will come down to a winner-takes-all clash between them in Ivory Coast on November 6.

"I'm proud to captain this team of great players and coaches".

Tunisia had led the final round of qualifying from the opening matchday, keeping a two-point gap over Nigeria until the final day, when both sides had hard away games to negotiate.

Nigeria was group alongside three other nations; Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon with leader of the pack picking the sole ticket.

Most of the Southern African side's players play domestically and this should be an extremely tough game for the visiting team.

The 0-0 draw hurt Ghana's hopes of qualifying, and Uganda's also.

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