Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Nigeria to a 2-0 triumph over Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. As he with the other football superstar, Iwobi were both gifted some cash each for their impressive performance respectively.
The 24-year-old scored twice as the Super Eagles kicked off their race to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with a win.
Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi were rewarded for their contributions to the country’s crucial win in their first group game.
Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi were awarded N1 million each after helping Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 triumph in their 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Leicester City forward Iheanacho was named the man of the match after scoring the two goals that propelled the three-time African champions to the summit of the Group C table.
His first goal came in the 22nd minute while his second was recorded two minutes before the halftime whistle sounded.
Everton attacker Iwobi on the other hand was named the Most Valuable Player of the match for his impressive display all through his stay on the pitch.
The Toffees man tormented the opponents almost all through his stay on the pitch during the encounter.
Coach Gernot Rohr’s men will now shift focus to their next group game against Cape Verde on September 7 before returning to their clubs for the 2021-22 campaigns
They will converge again early next month to encounter the Central African Republic in double-header fixtures while their last two games will be happening in November.
How Nigeria overpower Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Nigeria began their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by beating visiting Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Liberia travelled to Nigeria with the hopes of them getting a good result in Lagos, but they met a determined Super Eagles side who want to secure their place in the next World Cup as soon as possible.
Starting from the goalkeeping department, Gernot Rohr continued his trust in goalkeeper Maduka Okoye as he was picked ahead of Francis Uzoho, bur he did not disappoint.
Elsewhere, Harambee Stars have kicked off their World Cup qualifiers on a disappointing note after being held to a 0-0 draw by rivals Uganda.
Despite Kenya having a bright start, they were unable to get past Uganda’s keeper Charles Lukwago, who was busy in the opening exchanges.