Arsenal’s Iwobi and Man City’s Iheanacho on target in Nigeria win

Kelechi Iheanacho

Nigeria’s Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho

Nigeria began their group campaign in Africa’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 victory away to Zambia in Group B in Ndola on Sunday.

Both of Nigeria’s goals came in the first half of the match from two of the English Premier League’s rising stars.

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi put the Super Eagles ahead in the 32nd minute.

Ten minutes later, Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho added to the scoreline to put Gernot Rohr’s Nigeria 2-0 up.

Ghana’s 0-0 draw at home to Uganda on Friday, and Tunisia were scheduled to play Guinea in Group A in Monastir.

On Saturday, there were opening group wins for Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal.

Only the five group winners will qualify for Russia 2018 from Africa.

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