Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Benin, Nigeria will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Lesotho at Setsoto Stadium. The Super Eagles are eyeing their third consecutive win in all competitions, and they are seen as hot favourites to win Sunday’s football match. Since Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr can count on key players for the upcoming 2021 AFCON qualifier, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visitors.
Victor Osimhen, who opened his goal-scoring account against Benin, is likely to lead the line for the visiting team against Lesotho. Yet another man to watch in the away team will be Premier League ace Wilfried Ndidi, who is enjoying a very successful season with Leicester City. Anyhow, Nigeria are more of a team than Lesotho, who shared the spoils with Sierra Leone in their opener.
Highlighted Player (Victor Moses):
Over the years Victor Moses has established himself as one of the best African footballers. Moses was a first-team regular for Chelsea under Antonio Conte and he scored three goals in 28 appearances for the Blues in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
The Nigerian footballer, though, started his senior career at Crystal Palace, before joining Wigan Athletic in 2010. Moses played for the likes of Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United on loan as well. Speaking of his international career, the pacey winger played for Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and he scored two goals for the Super Eagles in a 2-0 win over Ethiopia.
Moses represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well where the African side faced the likes of Bosnia, Iran and Argentina in the group stages. His main position is winger, but he is used as a full-back as well. Victor Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 12, 1990.
Highlighted Team (Nigeria):
Nigeria is an African national football team controlled by Nigeria Football Federation. The Super Eagles are well known for their green and white kits, but they played some descent football in the past as well. The Nigerians did well to qualify for six of last seven World Cup finals (as of 2018), with the team reaching the last six of the showpiece tournament three times.
Jay-Jay Okocha, Taribo West and Nwankwo Kanu are the most famous footballers that played for Nigeria. The Super Eagles played their first official match back in October 1949 while still a Brittish colony and it has to be noted that they were ranked 5th in the FIFA rankings in April 1994, which remains the highest FIFA ranking position ever achieved by a national team from Africa.
Speaking of the African Cup of Nations, Nigeria won the tournament on three occasions: 1980, 1994 and 2013, with the team finishing as runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000.