Nigeria see off Algeria in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria see off Algeria in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria registered a key win in Group B by beating Algeria 3-1 to maintain they hopes of 2018 World Cup qualification.

Chelsea striker Victor Moses scored a brace while John Obi Mikel was also on target. Nabil Bentalab pulled one back for Algeria but Nigeria were not to be denied a second consecutive win in the group.

Nigeria now has a four point lead at the top of Group B with Cameroon in second spot with two points.

In Cameroon, “The Indomitable Lions” played out a 1-1 draw with Zambia. Collins Mbesuma gave Zambia the lead but Cameroon equalised though via a  penalty earned and taken by Vincent Aboubakar.

African Zone World Cup Qualifiers:

Group B

Cameroon 1 – 1 Zambia

Nigeria 3 – 1 Algeria

Group D

South Africa 2 – 1 Senegal

Cape Verde 0 – 2 Burkina Faso

Group E

Uganda 1 – 0 Congo

Image credit: Goal.com

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