Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in a game where Victor Osimhen proved his status as the team’s star player.
In a match played at Maseru on Sunday, November 17, Lesotho took a shocking lead on 11 minutes through Nkoto.
However, the Eagles battled back through Alex Iwobi, who equalised for Nigeria on 26th minute.
Osimhen had charged towards the Lesotho defence, collected the ball and passed to Iwobi who slotted home.
On 38th minute, Chukwueze scored Nigeria’s second goal after a great assist from Osimhen.
Subsequently, Osimhen then got on the score sheet on 75th minute.
Nigeria broke through Ola Aina who found the Lille striker from the right flank for the striker to score his first goal from open play for Nigeria.
Thereafter, the Nigerian striker was on song again on 85th minute, scoring his brace to make it 4-1 for Nigeria.
It was a counter championed by Azeez who found Osimhen who beat the onrushing goalkeeper with his first touch.
On the 90th minute, Lesotho scored a second goal through an own goal from Nigeria’s Awaziem.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles remain on top of the group with six points from two games.
Encomiums pour in for Osimhen
Meanwhile, Nigerians took to Twitter to laud the performance of Osimhen who grabbed a brace and two assists.
Here is a cross-section of some tweets:
Osimhen on fire. I was lucky I didn’t burn my hands when I touched him in Amsterdam and Lille. I will try it again in Lille against Ajax. I hope I return home with my hands in order. ✌️✌️
— Oma Akatugba (@omaakatugba) November 17, 2019
It's great to see Victor Osimhen fulfilling all that grand promise he showed at the U17 World Cup four years ago. Two goals and two assists in a 4-2 win against Lesotho is a very good shift. Hope the knock to his knee is not too bad. Bravo Super Eagles. #LESNGA #AFCON2021Q
— Lolade Adewuyi (@Jololade) November 17, 2019
Victor Osimhen is quite special, isn't he? That connection with Chukwueze running in behind is starting to look like a sure thing.
— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) November 17, 2019
— Rebel (@kayodeomoaye) November 17, 2019
Osimhen will definitely be considered world class in two & three years.
A proper definition of A BEAST!#LESNGA
— Ayodeji Ayodeji (@AyodejiX2) November 17, 2019
There is something about this Osimhen guy, he is surely going to have a great Super Eagles career and shatter the goal record, I love his grags and enthusiasm, he is a prolific striker, I pray for a injury free career and sound health for him in Jesus name #LESNGA #AFCON2021Q
— Godfrey ishima (@GodfreyIshima) November 17, 2019
2 Assists and 2 Goals for Osimhen. That's some world class display. I'm happy he's delivering on both club and country level. #LESNGA
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) November 17, 2019
Indeed, the Lille forward has been in hot, streaking form in recent times. As a matter of fact, Osimhen has remained one of the hottest African exports in Europe this season where he has hit a vein of good form for his French side.
Furthermore, he has replicated his excellent form for the national team.