Nigeria has moved into second place in the World Cup’s Group D after beating underdog Iceland 2-0 on Friday thanks to two goals from Ahmed Musa.
The African nation struggled in the first half and was fortunate to not concede, but Musa went on the counter with Victor Moses in the second half to score the winning goal before putting the game away late, placing his team in a great spot while also giving Argentina life.
The Leicester City forward is now the only Super Eagles player in history to have scored more than two goals in any World Cup tournament.
Musa has set a new record, after scoring twice in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland in a 2018 World Cup Group D fixture on Friday.
Ahmed Musa left his defender in the dust and juked out the goalkeeper for the 2-0 lead:
Musa scored both goals for the Super Eagles, as they claimed their first win at the tournament in Russia.
Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reacted to Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland in their Group D fixture at the 2018 World Cup.
Pinnick addressing the players and delegates after the match said the presence of Senate President Bukola Saraki led to Super Eagles’ win.
According to him “The Magical presence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki brought luck to the Super Eagles and Nigeria.
The win for Nigeria means the team can move on if it beats Argentina, but it could also draw and advance as long as Iceland doesn’t beat Croatia.
They will now face Argentina on Tuesday, hoping to book a place in the knockout rounds.