World Cup Africa zone qualifying results: Nigeria up

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles walloped neighbours Cameroon Lions 4-0 to register a decisive win in their bid for qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria’s Mikel John Obi (C) celebrates with teammates William Ekong (L) and Odion Ighalo after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

Collated World Cup Africa zone matchday 3 qualifying results Friday (times GMT):

Group A

At Rades, Tunisia

Tunisia 2 (Meriah 18-pen, Chaalani 47) Democratic Republic of Congo 1 (Bakambu 43)

Played Thursday

At Conakry

Guinea 3 (Keita 7, Camara 23, Bangoura 90+2) Libya 2 (Sabbou 87, Zuway 88)

Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

Tunisia 3 3 0 0 5 1 9

DR Congo 3 2 0 1 7 3 6

Guinea 3 1 0 2 4 6 3

Libya 3 0 0 3 2 8 0

Group B

At Uyo, Nigeria

Nigeria 4 (Ighalo 29, Mikel 42, Moses 55, Iheanacho 76) Cameroon 0

Playing Saturday

At Lusaka

Zambia v Algeria (1300)

Standings

Nigeria 3 3 0 0 9 2 9

Cameroon 3 0 2 1 2 6 2

Zambia 2 0 1 1 2 3 1

Algeria 2 0 1 1 2 4 1

Group C

At Rabat

Morocco 6 (Ziyech 19-pen, 61, Boutaib 27, Hakimi 72, Fajr 86, Mahi 88) Mali 0

Saturday

At Libreville

Gabon v Ivory Coast (1600)

Standings

Morocco 3 1 2 0 6 0 5

I. Coast 2 1 1 0 3 1 4

Gabon 2 0 2 0 0 0 2

Mali 3 0 1 2 1 9 1

Group D

At Praia

Cape Verde 2 (Rocha 33, 38-pen) South Africa 1 (Rantie 14)

Saturday

At Dakar

Senegal v Burkina Faso (2000)

Standings

B. Faso 2 1 1 0 3 1 4

S. Africa 3 1 1 1 4 4 4

Senegal 2 1 0 1 3 2 3

C. Verde 3 1 0 2 2 5 3

Group E

At Kumasi, Ghana

Ghana 1 (Partey 85) Congo Brazzaville 1 (Bifouma 18)

Thursday

At Kampala

Uganda 1 (Okwi 51) Egypt 0

Standings

Uganda 3 2 1 0 2 0 7

Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 2 6

Ghana 3 0 2 1 1 3 2

Congo 3 0 1 2 2 4 1

Note: group winners qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russia

Nigeria’s Super Eagles walloped neighbours Cameroon Lions 4-0 to register a decisive win in their bid for qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Two of the goals were scored in the first half, while the other two were scored in the second half.

Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 29th minute. Captain Mikel Obi added the second goal two minutes before the break. Victor Moses curled in the third goal outside of the box in the 56th minute and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho extended the score line on 77th minute later.

Nigeria now lead their group B with nine points. Cameroon have two points. Algeria and Zambia have one point each

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