Osimhen: Nigerians praise five-star performance in victory over Lesotho

Osimhen: Nigerians praise five-star performance in victory over Lesotho

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.

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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:

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.

 

Mayowa Oladeji

WRITER at 1ST NEWS
A writer with a keen interest in human stories and topical issues around the world.

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