Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa has pushed up the Super Eagles’ hopes of qualifying to the knock-out stage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament aftera sublime brace against Iceland.
Musa‘s double in the 2nd half of the game means Group D is wide open as the West African nation, Iceland, and Argentina trail with 3 points, and 1 point apiece, respectively. With a match to go, Croatia have already qualified to the 1/16 stage as they lead with 6 points.
Moses raced up with the ball and his effort fell near the post where Musa was, and the latter kicked high into the net to put Nigeria ahead in the 49th minute.
His 2nd goal came, with a quarter of an hour to go when Omeruo clipped a straight ball down the line over the top for him to chase.
Musa then dummied the ball that took him around the goalkeeper and eventually fired past the defender on the line.
With 7 minutes of playtime to go, Iceland earned a penalty after Sigurðsson went down after Ekong’s challenge.
However, he missed the chance to earn a consolation after he sent the penalty over the bar.
Nigeria’s win against Iceland, brings to two (2), the number of wins for African representatives at this year’s tournament. The first was Senegal, against Poland.
Nigeria plays Argentina, while Iceland comes against Croatia in the final group matches on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Source: eFocusLive.com | Sports Desk