Nigeria sink Seychelles to revive Cup of Nations bid

Nigeria bounced back into contention in the qualifying tournament for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday with a 3-0 win in the Seychelles.

It was their first victory in the group after they lost their opening game 2-0 to South Africa last year.

The Seychelles packed their defence in the first half and soaked up the pressure applied by Nigeria until the deadlock was broken after a quarter of an hour.

Skipper Ahmed Musa opened the scoring for Nigeria after 15 minutes when his powerful shot from outside the box pinged off the crossbar before it hit the diving goalkeeper and bounced over the line.

Chidozie Awaziem doubled Nigeria’s advantage in the 34th minute, putting away a rebound from Kelechi Iheanacho’s free-kick that had come off the post.

Source: Seychelles News Agency