CHELSEA CONNECT: Mikel On Target, Brace For Victor Moses As Nigeria Secures Big Win In World Cup Qualifiers


A brace from in form Chelsea wingback Victor Moses and another goal by his Chelsea teammate John Obi Mikel helped Nigeria to a 3-1 win over Algeria.


The World Cup 2018 qualifiers tie, which was played at the Nest of Champions Stadium in Uyo saw Nigeria go into the half time break with a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Moses and Mikel.

Moses scored the opener for Nigeria in the 25th minute before Mikel beat the offside trap to put Nigeria two goals ahead before three minutes before the half time break.

Nabil Bentaleb pulled a goal back for Algeria in the 67th minute but just when it seems like the Algerians will draw level, substitute Ahmed Musa broke free from the right before releasing a cross which was well controlled and coolly slotted home by Moses two minutes into time added on.

The 3-1 win means Nigeria are now four points clear at the top of the group B standings with six points from two games, after Cameroun were held to another draw, this time around a 1-1 draw against Zambia in Yaounde.