Super Eagles of Nigeria begun their world cup qualifying games with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Lesotho at home.
With 20 mutes to kick-off, the game which had exorbitant ticket causing an empty Stadium was declared free at the gate by the local organizing committee to galvanize support for the Super Eagles.
A starting lineup of stars like Victor Boniface, Iheanacho, Nottinghams Forest Awoniyi , Iwobi and Ademola Lookmam shaded about 75% possession in the first half of the game with 9 attempts at goal and 5 shot on target.
Motlomelo Mkwanazi threw the stadium into shock when he opened the scoring in the 56th minutes for the southern African country. West Brom defender Semi Ajayi scored in the 67th minute after several attempts by the Nigerians in the second half.
The resolute defense of Lesotho ensured the stars started Super Eagles side were kept at bay in front of their vociferous fans. Nigeria is in group C alongside Rwanda , Zimbabwe, South Africa and Benin
Nigeria missed the absence of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who got injured last month.