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Super Eagles of Nigeria have become the first African team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after beating Zambia.

The Eagles secured the qualification on Saturday evening with a game to spare in Group B with Alex Iwobi’s lone goal in the 74th minute.

Gernot Rohr’s men humbled their Zambian visitors at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, following an impressive performance against Cameroon.

With the victory, the three-time African champions are leading the group with 13 points from five games, while Zambia sit second with seven points from the same number of games.

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It will be Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the World Cup tournament.

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