Two first-half goals from Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho handed dominant Super Eagles side a deserved 2-0 win over Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos to get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a positive start on Friday.
The game was played on a wet, slippery surface, no thanks to torrential rainfall, with more than 5,000 fans in attendance.
Iheanacho had put Nigeria ahead on 22 minutes slotting home following an assist from Iwobi..
Victor Osimhen almost doubled Nigeria’s lead in the 37th minute, but his shot failed to hit target.
Iheanacho scored his second of the game on the stroke of half time with Iwobi once again providing the assist.
The Super Eagles continued with the pressure after the break and Leon Balogun headed narrowly wide from Iheanacho ‘s inch-perfect corner-kick in the 49th minute.
Osimhen’s header from Moses Simon’s cross was saved by Liberia goalkeeper in the 62nd minute.
Rohr made double substitutions in the 77th minute with Paul Onuachu and Samuel Kalu replacing Osimhen and Simon.
Captain Ahmed Musa and Shehu Abdullahi were also introduced in place of Iheanacho and Iwobi respectively.
Oghenekato Etebo also took the place of Aribo late on.
The Super Eagles will face the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde in their next game on Tuesday.