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Watching Super Eagles Play In Lagos Long Overdue, Says Etim Esin

Ex Nigeria attacking midfielder, Etim Esin, was happy to watch the Super Eagles play a competitive game in Lagos after 20 years.

The former Lierse of Belgium star was one of many notable ex internationals at Teslim Balogun Stadium, where Super Eagles recorded an impressive 3-0 win over Lesotho in their last AFCON Group L qualifying fixture on Tuesday.

Etim was pictured comfortably seated in the stands awaiting kick-off of the encounter decided by goals from Man of the Match, Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and sensational Paul Ebere Onuachu.

Etim was delighted to have the team return to their natural home, expressing his excitement thus: "Watching Super Eagles at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, long overdue".

Nigeria headed into the encounter fully confident, bouyed by Saturday's 1-0 win over Benin Republic in Porto Novo. Gernot Rohr had been expected to field a second string team, having already booked a ticket to next year's AFCON finals in Cameroun, but the Franco-German tactician made only two changes to Saturday's starting line-up, with Francis Uzoho replacing Maduka Okoye while Alex Iwobi shook off coronavirus to start in place of Henry Onyekuru.

Osimhen, who was whisker away from scoring on Saturday, opened the scoring on 23 minutes, taking his tally in the series to five. Etebo latched onto a loose ball to double the lead on 51 minutes while Onuachu, whose goal secured Nigeria a historic win in Port Novo, rounded off the scoring on 83 minutes, just nine minutes after coming in for Osimhen.

Nigeria last played a competitive game in Lagos in January 2001, when they edged Zambia 1-0 in an African Cup of Nations qualifying tie. There last game in the nation's commercial hub was 10 years ago, when they defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 in an international friendly at Teslim Balogun Stadium.

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