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Russia 2018: Iwobi, Iheanacho give Super Eagles maximum points in Zambia

Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho got Nigeria off the mark in the 2018 World cup qualifiers with two first half strikes to see off a spirited Zambian side 2-1 in a thrilling encounter.

The Arsenal youngster Iwobi, volleyed into the back of the net in the 32nd minute before Iheanacho doubled the advantage in the 42nd minute.

Although Collins Mbesuma of the Chipolopolo reduced the tally to one in the 71st minute, the Super Eagles held their own to earn three maximum points and start their world cup qualification campaign on a high note.

The other teams in the group B are Algeria and Cameroon and they face off at 8:30pm Nigerian time.

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