Nigeria’s Super Eagles beat Zambia’s Chipolopolo to become the first African team to secure a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after a 1-0 win in Uyo earned them an unassailable lead at the head of Group B.
Alex Iwobi’s 73rd-minute goal secured a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance for Nigeria. Prior to Iwobi’s goal, the Eagles found it difficult to break down a resolute Zambian side who were unfortunate to see a first-half goal ruled out for offside. Zambia captain, Kennedy Mweene, said he is proud of his team, despite Saturday’s defeat.
What Happened Next?
According to a press release issued by the Communications Director of the Nigerian Football Federation, 81-year-old gaming tycoon, Kesington Adebutu donated N50 million (Approximately $140,000) to the Nigerian national soccer team for becoming the first African team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The multi-millionaire business mogul was in a great mood after placing his wagers on Beteasy. He was full of praises for the Super Eagles for their determination, professionalism, and commitment throughout the qualifying campaign. He urged the team not to rest on their oars, but to prepare hard to be worthy ambassadors of Nigeria and Africa at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year summer.
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