It was going to be Ahmed Musa who played as Super-sub and Gernot Rohr's Jocker to put the match beyond the raging Desert Foxes. Victor Moses delivered in this game, scoring a brace... We must also commend Leon Balogun and Ekong with way they closed up the middle at the central defense line... And to all Super Eagles players and Nigeria fans, congratulations!Nigeria 3 - Algeria 1
The Super Eagles continued their quest for a place at the 2018 World Cup as the team defeated the Desert Foxes of Algeria 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday12, 2016
Victor Moses opened the floodgate of goals in the 26th minute with a low shot pass Algeria goalkeeper, Rais M'Bolhi before Mikel Obi gave the team a comfortable lead in the 42nd minute having controlled possession for most part of the encounter.
However, after the interval, the Desert Foxes reduced the scoreline as Nabil Bentaleb netted from 22-yard in the 67th minute.
All effort to get the scoreline leveled proved abortive as Moses grabbed his brace with a superb finish in the 90th minute to seal all three points for the Super Eagles.
The victory extends Nigeria's lead on the log with six points; five points ahead of Algeria and four points better of Cameroon who played a 1-1 draw against Zambia in Yaounde.
It also maintains Super Eagles Technical adviser, Genort Rohr's 100% winning record since taking over the reign, having beaten Tanzania and Zambia previously.
The three-time Africa champions will next face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on August 28, 2017 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.