Chelsea pair Mikel John Obi and Victor Moses played from the start as Nigeria beat Algeria 3-1 on Saturday at the Akwa Ibom Uyo Stadium in the race to Russia 2018.

Inform Chelsea’s winger, Victor Moses scored twice as the Super Eagles warmed up for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Victor Moses scored a solo goal in the 25th minute before Mikel, Chelsea’s outcast wheels to slots in the Eagles second in the 43rd minutes just before half time.

However, the Algerians cut the deficit with a goal from Nabil Bentaleb, who after missing one of Algeria’s better chances of the first half fires a rasping drive into the roof of the Nigerian net from 25 yards, a superb goal from the midfielder with serious talent.

Victor Moses sealed the Eagle’s victory with his second to tighten Nigeria’s grip on a seriously tough Group B.

The victory takes Super Eagles to the top of Group B with two victories from the qualifiers, ahead of the Cameroon and Zambia.

Only the top team from the five groups in Africa will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying results

Uganda 1-0 Congo
South Africa 2-1 Senegal
Cameroon 1-1 Zambia
Nigeria 3-1 Algeria
Cape Verde 0-2 Burkina Faso


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