AFCON 2019, AFCON 2021: Nigeria comeback to beat Lesotho 4 – 2, SALASDOEPOST

AFCON 2021: Nigeria comeback to beat Lesotho 4 – 2

The game between Lesotho vs Nigeria AFCON 2021 qualifier ended in favour of the Nigeria

Nigeria Victor Osimhen hit double and one each from Alex Iwobi and Chukwueze handed the visitors maximum points

Nigeria now remain atop of Group L with six points from two matches

AFCON 2019, AFCON 2021: Nigeria comeback to beat Lesotho 4 – 2, SALASDOEPOST

Nigeria national team cruise to victory after 4-2 win over Lesotho in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Setsoto Stadium.

The three-time African champions got the game started on a flat-foot as they allowed the host to take the lead in the 11th minute through a superb header from Masoabi Nkoto.

Coach Thabo Senong’s men were high on confidence having grabbed the early goal as they continued to mount pressure on the visitors.

But their lead did not stand for too long as Everton forward Alex Iwobi struck a low but powerful shot from close range into the far left angle of the post to level parity for the Eagles.

His goal came in the 26th minute as they made a quick counter-attacking move to get back into the game just before the half-hour mark.

The goal appeared to have boosted the confidence of the Nigerian players as they pressured their hosts for more goals.

And in the 36th minute, their efforts paid off as a Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze handed his side the lead for the first time in the meeting.

The 20-year-old star headed his side ahead from close range and Lesotho goalkeeper had no answer to the question he was asked by the La Liga wonder kid.

A goal that ensured Gernot Rohr’s men take a goal advantage into the dressing room to observe the 15 minutes break.

Action resumed in the second half with both sides begging for more goals but none could find the back of the net until 75th minute when Victor Osimhen recorded his name on the scores sheet.

The Lille forward threw himself to connect with Ola Aina’s low cross from the left flank to make it 3-1 for the visitors.

It was, however, his first goal for the national team from an open play, having scored his first two goals through penalties.

Furthermore, the former Wolfsburg striker completed his brace with just five minutes left to play after chipping the ball over the goalkeeper.