Iwobi helps Nigeria seal AFCON qualification

first_imgAlex Iwobi helped Nigeria seal a place in next year’s African Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon.The Arsenal midfielder played 90 minutes as the Super Eagles claimed a 1-1 draw against South Africa away from home to secure qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Arsenal’s official website.Gernot Rohr’s side took an early lead after South African defender Buhle Mkhwanazi turned the ball into his own net with a headed clearance, but less than 20 minutes later Lebo Mothiba leveled the score for the hosts.Al-Nassr striker Ahmed Musa then thought he had restored Nigeria’s lead in the 83rd minute, but his effort from close range was wrongfully ruled out for offside.Alex Iwobi, Everton, Premier LeagueAlex Iwobi: “I feel like an Evertonian now” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Alex Iwobi is pleased with how quickly he’s adapting at new club Everton following his prolific start to his Merseyside career.However, a single point proved sufficient for Nigeria to seal qualification for next year’s showdown in West Africa.The result also means the Super Eagles seal a return to Africa’s prestigious competition, after missing out on the last two editions since becoming champions in 2013.Nigeria next face Uganda in a friendly game on Tuesday.last_img