Five things we learnt as Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo & Paul Onuachu thrive in simple win



Goals by Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu sealed a simple 3-0 win for Nigeria against Lesotho on Tuesday.

Here are five things we learned at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Oghenekaro Etebo finds his shooting boots

Etebo had scored only one international goal before today's game. But here he showed his eye for goal is as sharp as ever, drilling low through a crowd of blue shirts and into the far corner. This was another promising step on that road to becoming an essential Eagles' pick. He should have some minutes at the World Cup Qualifiers.

Paul Onuachu keeps knocking on the door

Onuachu backed himself wholeheartedly to break into the first team and stay there. We know now that he was absolutely right and this was yet more confirmation, if it were needed. His final decision in scoring the third goal was perfect. His goal was a stunning one. The question now is whether Gernot Rohr sees him as just a useful pick, or someone more impactful.

Good to see Francis Uzoho stake claim once again

Before today, the last time Francis Uzoho played for the Super Eagles was when they drew 1-1 with Brazil in a friendly. He was really confident and organized behind the sticks. And all we learnt was that Uzoho is still a force in the Super Eagles team. 

Gernot Rohr should have fielded second string players in a dead rubber game

Knowing fully well that the Super Eagles were already through to Cameroon, coach Gernot Rohr should have fielded second string players in his XI. But the former Niger Republic boss still honoured the game with majority of his first teamers. Rohr isn't creating competition in the team.

Stiffer tests lie ahead

The Super Eagles have tough games to play against Central African Republic, Cape Verde and Liberia at the World Cup Qualifiers. The used the match with Lesotho to warm up ahead of stiffer tests.