Africa Cup of Nations qualifier: Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho-Video

 Nigeria defeated Lesotho 3-0 in their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lagos on Tuesday, as the Super Eagles ended their campaign in style.

Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu were the goalscorers as the West African giants saw off the minnows with a classy display that will have silenced the cynics.

Nigeria vs Lesotho live was certainly a thrilling watch, as the West African giants won over some of their doubters following an unconvincing qualifying campaign to date.

Their first game against tiny Lesotho ended in a 4-2 victory away as, even though Nigeria looked superb going forward, they were undone twice at the back against the minnows.

Defensive failings again haunted them against Sierra Leone at home last year, as they took a 4-0 lead, only to fall to a 4-4 draw after a remarkable comeback by the Leone Stars and a shocking collapse by the hosts.

Away in Sierra Leone, they lacked attacking impetus and were held 0-0, although qualification was already wrapped up before the weekend’s trip to Benin.

In this clash, they won 1-0 thanks to Onuachu’s 93rd-minute winner, although even that goal—and ending Benin’s eight-year undefeated streak at home—wasn’t enough to overcome the failings of Gernot Rohr’s attacking unit.

On the day, the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen lacked cohesion, although one reason may have been the absence of creator-in-chief Alex Iwobi.

When the Nigeria vs Lesotho lineup was announced on Tuesday, however, Iwobi was included, and fans were hopeful that he could have a big impact in the fixture at Lagos.

Ultimately, he perhaps didn't excel as he might have done, with his link-up with Zaidu Sanusi down the Eagles' left flank not quite influencing the contest as some had anticipated.

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