Iheanacho scores again as Nigeria trash Luxembourg


Manchester City teenager Kelechi Iheanacho completed a memorable European tour with Nigeria by scoring in a 3-1 friendly international victory over Luxembourg Tuesday.

His first senior international goal gave the Super Eagles a 1-0 victory over Mali in French city Rouen last Friday at the start of a two-match visit by the three-time African champions.

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Iheanacho, scorer of 14 goals in all competitions last season for City, struck on 79 minutes in Luxembourg City to give Nigeria a two-goal advantage.

Recalled Brown Ideye, who plays for Greek champions Olympiakos, had opened the scoring nine minutes before half-time.

Vincent Thill shook the Nigerians by reducing the deficit as the game entered stoppage time, but Odion Ighalo of Watford put the outcome beyond doubt with a third goal for the visitors.

While most African teams play Cup of Nations qualifiers this week, out-of-contention Nigeria will be idle because group opponents Chad withdrew halfway through the competition due to a lack of funds.

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A first-half Teenage Hadebe brace earned Zimbabwe a 2-0 victory over Uganda on an artificial pitch in Harare.

Brian Mandela scored four minutes into stoppage time in Nairobi to salvage a 1-1 draw for Kenya against Sudan, who went ahead during the opening half through Nizar Hamid.

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