Photo Splash: How Super Eagles’ Players Celebrated Victory
As Nigerians continue to savor the sweetness of qualification for next year’s World Cup slated for Russia, LinCornellah’s blog brings you pictures of how the Super Eagles celebrated that feat which was earned after a nail biting 1-0 win over Zambia.
Alex Iwobi scored Nigeria’s only goal in that match played last Saturday in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He also scored against Zambia in the first leg match played in Ndola, Zambia. That match ended 2-1 in favour of Nigeria. Kelechi Iheanacho scored Nigeria’s second goal in that match.
Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles’ Coach, held aloft by his players.
Awaiting hotel reservation in Russia.
Victory is sweet. It never frowns.
Youngsters: Kelechi Iheanacho (left), Ola Aina (center) and Alex Iwobi (right)
Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) being bathed with wine.
Russia 2018: Nigeria, here we come!
Ogenyi Onazi proudly holds Nigeria’s flag.
The above pictures were obtained from the Super Eagles twitter account (@NGSuperEagles).
Last Saturday’s victory secured 13 unassailable points for Nigeria, in Group B of Africa’s zone of Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria has remained unbeaten in Group B, which is widely regarded by football pundits as the toughest qualifying group in Africa. Zambia still occupies the second spot in that group with 7 points while Cameroon and Algeria are in the third and fourth positions, respectively.
Cameroon beat Algeria 2-0 last Saturday in Yaounde, in a match that has no impact on the top spot. Algeria’s loss in that match ensures that they will finish at the bottom of Group B regardless of the outcome of their next match on November 6 against Nigeria.
Although that game would be the last match in the qualifiers, last Saturday’s feat fetched Nigeria Africa’s first ticket to next year’s highest level of competitive soccer. That would be this country’s sixth appearance at the FIFA World Cup.
It is befitting that this feat was achieved one week after the country’s celebration of her 57th independence anniversary. As expected, Nigerians rejoiced wholeheartedly with the Super Eagles and proudly identified with their country’s national symbols. This further attests to the importance of sports as a unifying force in national development.
We congratulate the Super Eagles and all Nigerians on this laudable development.
- Cornelius Ellah
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