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AFCON Q: Nigeria stamp authority on Group E with win over Seychelles
Abidoye Babatunde Live From Asaba, Delta
Nigeria beat a much improved Seychelles 3-1 in their final AFCON 2019 qualifiers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Friday.
Odion Ighalo scored to give Nigeria the lead three minutes after the half hour mark, but Melaine Rody drew Seychelles level eight minutes later.
Henry Onyekuru, making his first official start for Super Eagles, restored Nigeria’s lead with a cool header seven minutes into the second half.
Moses Simon came off the substitutes bench five minute from time to seal the win with a fierce shot inside the box.
Nigeria have already qualified for the AFCON championship that is set to be played in Egypt after a 1-1 draw against South Africa in the last group game.
In reverse fixture, against Seychelles, Nigeria won 3-0.
Nigeria Starting XI: Uzoho, Shehu, Omeruo, Troost-Ekong, Jamilu; Ndidi, Etebo, Musa; Onyekuru, Iwobi, Ighalo.
Seychelles Starting XI: Ah-Kong, Manoo, Marie, Mellie, Fanchette, Saminadin, Waye-Hive, Melanie, Padayachy, Hall, Nancy.