By Nashipeta Elisa
Nigeria recovered from an early goal to beat Sierra Leone in Abuja to begin their 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifying campaign. Alex Iwobi scored his 10th international goal.
Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi had a fantastic domestic season, providing a succession of tireless performances as his side fought against relegation. However, the 26-year-old has had little time to recover his breath since the end of a physically and mentally demanding season.
Iwobi returned to action for his country in a pair of friendly matches in the United States against Ecuador and Mexico.
However, there was something more significant on this day in Nigeria, a first.