Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi got Nigeria off the mark in the 2018 world cup qualification race after strikes in the first half. This was enough to see off a tough Zambian side in what was an end-to-end encounter. Iwobi volleyed into the back of the net in the 32nd minute while 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 are Algeria and Cameroon.