Nigeria’s national football team, Super Eagles have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations after the match against Lesotho.
The qualifying match held on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, after about a decade since the last time the Super Eagles played in Lagos. At the end of the highly anticipated match, the national team won with a 3-0 score against the opposing team, Lesotho.
The first goal was scored by Victor Osimhen in the first half while Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu came through with the second and third goals in the second half of the game, earning the three-time African champions an unbeaten record of six games to round off their Group L campaign.
Nigeria joins the list of teams who have now qualified for the next AFCON, alongside Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Sudan, Comoros, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Morocco, and other, Africa News reports.
According to GOAL, the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which will be hosted by Cameroon, was initially set to begin on June 30 but was moved to January 2022 to end in February, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a video making the rounds on Social media, the Nigerian men’s team could be seen singing and dancing in the team bus while en route to the Teslim Balogun Stadium for the last group match of the AFCON Qualifying rounds.
Nigerians were amazed at how Ahmed Musa, a known Muslim was leading Christian praise songs and cheered his teammates on.
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