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Ighalo, Onyekwuru on target as Super Eagles top group after win over Seychelles

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By John Egbokhan, Asaba

Nigeria yesterday defeated Seychelles 3-1 at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba to finish their Afcon qualifying as group winners.

Playing against a lowly rated Seychelles team the Eagles were expected to steamrroll their foes but faced stiff resistance. However, the Nigerians still managed to get the job done in some style.


Ighalo scored the opener via a penalty on the 35th minute but the spirited visitors rallied to pull themselves back on level terms just before the break, Rody Melanie profiting from a comical error to score after Nigeria failed to properly deal with a floated ball into the area.

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while Onyekuru restored Nigeria’s lead in the second half.

Supersub, Moses Simon scored late on to give Nigeria a flattering 3-1 win.

The Gavin Jeanne-led side proved a lot tougher nut to crack unlike in Mahè and the Super Eagles had to work their socks off particularly in the first period.

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