Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Nigeria to a winning start in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with a Man-of the-Match performance as the Super Eagles defeated Liberia’s Lone Stars 2-0 on Friday.
Iheanacho scored a first half brace to ease the frayed nerves of the more than 4,000 Nigerian fans inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The forward scored in the 22nd and 45th minutes ending a three-year goal drought for the national team in competitive games.
Nigeria move to the top of group C ahead of Cape Verde and Central African Republic, who drew 1-1 in their opening game. Liberia are bottom of the group with no points.