Vanguard (Lagos)

16 November 2013

Nigeria/Ethiopia: Eagles, First African Side to Qualify for Brazil 2014

Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images-Stanbic
Burkina Faso fan.

Two goals from Victor Moses and Obinna Nsofor, Saturday, sealed Nigeria's ticket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil at the expense of mouthy Ethiopia who crashed out on a 4-1 goals aggregate.

The Eagles playing before a capacity crowd at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar, reputed as the cleanest city in Nigeria, struck first through Moses from the penalty spot on 20 minutes and Nsofor who came in for Moses, whose perfect free kick sailed beyond the Ethiopian goalkeeper in the 83rd minute to sealed victory for the Eagles.

With the victory, the Eagles tutored by Stephen Keshi, a man of history, became the first African side to qualify for the 2014 Mundial.

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