World Cup Warm-Up: Moses on target as Nigeria down Poland

Mar 24, 2018 | African News | 0 comments

Chelsea’s Victor Moses converted a second-half penalty to ensure Super Eagles defeated Poland 1-0 in their World Cup warm-up friendly on Friday played at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw.

The friendly meeting was the first ever between both teams. Poles creating more of the chances but Nigeria ending as winners.

Poland dominated the first half but in the 61st minute, Moses stroked the ball home from the spot after winning a spot-kick from English referee Michael Oliver.

Polish captain Robert Lewandowski was unfortunate hitting the post and Leon Balogun making a daring clearance off the goal line.

The victory for the Eagles maintained their positive results since they qualified for the World Cup.

In their last friendly, they beat Argentina 4-2 in a match played in Russia in November.

Nigeria continues their impressive run of appearances at the finals, having missed only one tournament – Germany 2006 – since qualifying for their debut in 1994.

Nigeria are in Group D at the FIFA World Cup alongside Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia

They open their world cup 2018 campaign against Croatia June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

Poland will take on Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H.

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