LAGOS, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian national football team Super Eagles' victory over the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the first leg of their 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Lesotho will boost their morale in consecutive matches, former captain Segun Odegbami said Wednesday.
In an interview with Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, Odegbami also admonished the technical crew to strengthen the defense line of the team.
He said this was necessary to prevent the team from conceding early goals as seen in their last two matches.
Nigeria, with a 4-2 win in Maseru on Sunday, stayed solid at the top of Group L of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
Victor Osimhen scored a brace, while Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze added one goal each to give Nigeria victory over their hosts in the encounter.
Super Eagles, now on top of their group with six points, will play Sierra Leone next year.