It is no longer news that the Nigerian football team have secured a spot at next year’s tournament (World cup) in Russia. However, an emotional moment eloped after the game when a player for the Nigerian team broke down to tears.
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Super Eagles & FSV Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun broke down in tears after himself and his teammates earned the much needed three points against Zambia to earn a ticket to the world Cup in Russia.
The 29-year-old immediately after the final whistle sort the shoulders of his captain John Obi Mikel in an emotional embrace.
The victory confirmed Super Eagles place and one that will have made Coach Gernot Rohr a very relieved man indeed.
Nigeria becomes the 1st team from Africa to qualify for the World Cup. Alex Iwobi was the the hero in the clinching 1-0 win over Zambia.
The first half of the encounter ended goalless, with the Chipolopolo the better side, troubling the Super Eagles with their pace in attack.