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It's all over here in Uyo. Super Eagles are through to the World Cup. It's Nigeria 1, Zambia 0.

Updates: Nigeria 1 vs 0 Zambia

Congratulations Nigeria.

It's all over here in Uyo. Super Eagles are through to the World Cup. It's Nigeria 1, Zambia 0.

OFFICIAL
: Ola Aina is now a Super Eagle as he makes his debut for Nigeria, taking the place of Elderson Echiejile.

77: Zambia substitution. Justin Shonga on for Sakala

74: GOAL!! Nigeria on the way to Russia courtesy of Alex Iwobi


Alex Iwobi scores....

66: Alex Iwobi on for Moses Simon

63: Yellow card goes to Abdullahi Shehu for a foul

56: From the resulting free kick Ndidi almost puts Nigeria in front with a looping header but Mwene parries for a corner

56: Yellow card for Zambia's Mtonga for that rugby tackle on Mikel

52: Zambia with a change. Ernest Mbewe takes the place of Lungu.

47: Leon Balogun remains upfield after a corner kick and almost puts the Super Eagles in front with a header but Mwene was able

The second half is underway. Nigeria need a win to qualify for #Russia2018 while the Zambians also need all 3 points

- Moses Simon misses a great opportunity to put Nigeria in front as his scissors kick from Ighalo's cross goes over the crossbar

- Victor Moses picks out Ighalo in the Zambian penalty area but all that came out of that was a wayward effort by Ighalo.

- Ndidi lucky to avoid being booked back there after that foul on Mulenga. The Zambians showing they are not here for sightseeing

- Mikel Obi's shot goes over the bar.

- Yellow card Mikel Ndubusi Agu

- A rather direct ball from the Zambian back-to-front sees Alex Ngonga tearing down on goal. He shrugs off the challenge of Leon Balogun, but can only fire over the bar.

- Ndubisi AGU (in) comes off the bench to replace Ogenyi ONAZI (out) (Nigeria)

- Onazi back on the field on play

- Ogenyi Onazi injured at the 24th minute of play

- Zambia's Chipolopo pull a goal but...Off side


- 8′ Echiejile fouled. Free kick to Eagles

- Shehu fouled just outside the 18 yard box

- The Eagles got their first corner kick. it was staking by Victor Moses but it was played straight to the safe hand of the Zambian’s goal keeper.

- Zambia got the first corner kick of the game in the 4th minute but a header send it away for the second kick but was cleared away to a goal kick by Nigerian defender

- The Super Eagles of Nigeria qualifier against Zambia match has kicked off .
 

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