The Super Eagles of Nigeria have accomplished the qualification phase for the 2022 African Cup of Nations with an unbeaten record after defeating the Crocodiles of Lesotho 3-0 on Tuesday.
The Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen opened the scoring inside 23 minutes, as the Nigeria Super Eagles marked their return to playing in Lagos with victory over the minnows from the South of the continent.
The midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo doubled the lead ten minutes before the hour mark by a Victor Osimhen assist, and the goal put the Eagles in cruise control early in the second 1/2 of the game.
Paul Onuachu came off the bench and got in on the action, sealing the three points from the match witnessed by means of a 30% capacity crowd in the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Paul Onuachu Scored the Winner Against Benin Republic
Paul Onuachu scored the winner against the Benin Republic
It was once the Genk striker’s second goal in as many games, following his last-gasp winner towards the Benin Republic last Friday.
The Super Eagles unbeaten record in the AFCON qualifiers
Victory over Lesotho ensured that the Super Eagles completed qualification for the continental showpiece unbeaten, and are top of Group L with 14 points after recording 4 wins and two draws.
For Lesotho, the defeat confirmed that they finished the rock bottom of the group.
Cameroon will be hosting the 33rd edition of the tournament after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed it earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the continent and the world.