The Super Eagles of Nigeria have achieved a significant milestone by securing their first victory in an international friendly match in five years. The Nigerian team emerged victorious with a 3-2 win against the Mambas of Mozambique at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira in Portugal on October 16.
Despite an early lead from Mozambique’s Geny Catamo, the Naija stars showcased their skill and determination as Terem Moffi, representing OGC Nice, equalized with a close-range shot. Building on their momentum, the Super Eagles’ dominance continued, and Frank Onyeka of Brentford found the net, granting Nigeria a 2-1 lead.
In the first half, the Mambas of Mozambique conceded a penalty due to a handball within the 18-yard box. Simon Moses successfully converted the penalty, securing Nigeria’s third goal. The second half witnessed both teams making numerous attempts to score, culminating in Mozambique’s Faisal Abdul Bangal finding the net for the Mambas.
This long-awaited victory will undoubtedly boost the confidence of the Super Eagles as they gear up for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Crocodiles of Lesotho and the Warriors of Zimbabwe. On November 13, Nigeria will host Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, followed by an away match against Zimbabwe three days later.