Iheanacho on fire as Nigeria beat Luxembourg 3-1


The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Red Lions of Luxembourg in Tuesday’s international friendly played at the Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg City.

Nigeria won 3-1 to make it two wins in a row for the Super Eagles having defeated Mali last week.

Brown Ideye opened scoring for the Nigerians before Kelechi Iheanacho scored his second while substitute, Odion Ighalo, added the third.

Vincent Thill got a late goal for the hosts who struggled to match their more established opponents.

Coach Salisu Yusuf named six changes to the side that defeated Mali in Rouen last week as he brought on Ideye in place of Ighalo, goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi for Carl Ikeme and Kenneth Omeruo for Leon Balogun.

With two wins in their last two friendly matches, Nigeria will take confidence in their team building process ahead of the 2018 World Cup draws to be made in June.

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