Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi won the One Million naira (N1,000,000) prize money for Man of
the Match(MOM) in the Nigeria versus Zambia
World Cup Qualifier played in Uyo on Saturday.
The cheque was presented to the Nigeria
international who plies his trade for Anorthosis club short after the Super Eagles won the match by 1-0
through Alex Iwobi’s goal at the 75th minutes.
Through Alex Iwobi’s goal Nigeria on Satuday
Nigeria has become the first African side to seal a
place at next year’s World Cup in Russia. The win
put the national team on an unassailable 13 points at the top of Group B.
Chances were missed at both ends by the time
Shehu Abdullahi provided the cut-back for Iwobi to
finish from inside the box in the 73rd minute.
Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and
Moses Simon went close for the Super Eagles but
failed to score.
Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mwenne produced an acrobatic save to deny Wilfred Ndidi in the second
half in a pulsating end-to-end encounter.