World Cup qualifiers: Fans hail Eagles’ unbeaten run

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Super Eagles celebrating a goal

Some football enthusiasts on Saturday hailed the Super Eagles after the team played out 1-1 draw against the Fennecs of Algeria to finish their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.

John Ogu hammered home a left footed strike in the 63rd minute, taking advantage of a poor defensive clearance, to give Nigeria the lead after 63 minutes.

But Algeria were handed a soft penalty kick which Yacine Brahimi converted with two minutes to go.

The result meant that Nigeria remained unbeaten in 36 FIFA World Cup games on the bounce since a 0-1 loss to Angola in June, 2004.

A cross section of football enthusiasts who spoke noted that though the Super Eagles had already secured the Russia 2018 World Cup ticket, finishing their campaign unbeaten was very impressive.

Tunde Popoola, the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) said that he…

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