Nigeria booked a record sixth world cup ticket with a tight 1-0 win over Zambia thanks to solitary strike from substitute Alex Iwobi. The Super Green Eagles ended any mathematical chances of their Chipolopolo counterpart with the hard earned win in the qualification decider staged in Uyo.
The Super Greens laboured all game long but just grinded the needed results to surge summit and seal their place in the global football mundial with a tight 1-0 win. The unlucky Copper Bullets of Zambia saw their earlier strike wrongly ruled out in the opening half in an impressive outing for the 2012 AFCON winners.
Substitute Alex Iwobi then sent the home fans agog when he started and finished off a move that sealed Nigeria a continental record of six FIFA world cup appearances. The west African heavy weight booked their ticket to Russia as the first from Africa.