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Ahmed Musa nets a brace as Nigeria defeat Iceland 2-0

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Ahmed Musa shined as defeated Iceland 2-0 in the second of fixture of Group D in the .

Iceland started on the front foot, as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s dangerous freekick was successfully cleared by Nigeria’s goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Sigurdsson tried his luck, but once again his efforts was saved by Uzoho. The Super Eagles maintained position and tried to break the deadlock until the referee blew the halftime whistle.

Just four minutes after the restart, Musa opened the scoring as he volleyed Victor Mosses’ cross into the back of Iceland’s net.

In the 75th minute, Musa scored his second goal of the night as he brilliantly dribbled past Iceland’s goalkeeper and scored into the empty net.

Iceland got a chance to decrease the deficit, as they were awarded a penalty kick following VAR assistance. However, Sigurdsson failed to pull one back as his shot went over the bar.

Following the match, the Super Eagles moved a step closer to clinch qualification to the round of 16 as they sit second in Group D with three points, while, Icelands sits third with one point.


Mohammed Salama is a 21-year-old who fell in love with football since Egypt's AFCON final match against Ivory Coast! Strangely enough an Al Ahly and Al Masry fan locally. In addition, he's a hardcore Bayern Munich supporter.



  1. Ali G.

    June 22, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Respect Nigeria! You make all Africa proud. It’s a shame Egypt will never play football like you.

    • Mahmoud

      June 24, 2018 at 11:16 PM

      True very true

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