Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday.

The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance.

The Eagles had several chances at goal but their profligacy meant they scored just a goal in front of their home fans.

Table-topping Nigeria now have 13 points while Zambia has seven points, making the last game a formality.

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