Alex Iwobi’s 73rd minutes strike was all the Super Eagles needed to book a place in the World Cup in Russia, 2018. Nigeria needed the maximum point on the day against Zambia to confirm their World Cup spot as the first African team to do so.

Arsenal youngster, Iwobi who came in for Moses Simon in the second period at the Nest of Champions, Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, became the hero for scoring the winning goal to send Nigeria to Russia 2018.

Next year’s mundial will be Super Eagles’ record sixth appearance at the World stage.

Super Eagles players celebrate Alxe Iwobi’s 73rd minutes goal

The Super Eagles have an unassailable 13 points lead and will play the final match of the group against Algeria next month.