Moses is hero, scores twice as Eagles sink Desert Foxes 3-1

Moses is hero, scores twice as Eagles sink Desert Foxes 3-1

Amiesimaka, former team manager, Sharks football club of Port Harcourt, made the assertion on Saturday shortly after the Nigeria/Algeria match played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo.

In the second half, Nabil Bentaleb scored a cracker from nearly 35 yards but Victor Moses scored his second and Nigeria's third when he found himself free on the left to slot into the net.

On the stroke of half time, Mikel doubled Nigeria's lead after Algeria's back four played the Chelsea midfielder onside to score past Rais M'bolhi.

Nigeria are strong favourites to qualify for the World Cup after they moved four points clear at the top of Group B with a win over Algeria.

Zambia are third on a point ahead of Algeria, who also have a point.

Mikel admitted that Algerian played "a nice game" but the Eagles utilized all their chances to win the match.

Big-screen replays at the Peter Mokaba Stadium showed the ball hitting the Napoli defender between his legs and never touching either hand.

The visitors dominated the second half and halved the deficit on 76 minutes when Cheick N'Doye slammed the ball into the net from close range after two attempts were blocked.

South Africa have four points and Senegal three while Burkina Faso, who have one, and pointless Cape Verde meet in Praia later Saturday.

Uganda are yet to concede in Group E as Farouk Miya's 18th-minute goal secured a 1-0 win over Congo in Kampala.

Victory completed a memorable year for the east Africans as they also booked a place at the biennial Cup of Nations tournament for the first time since 1978.

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