Victor Moses and former Chelsea star Mikel John Obi were selected in Nigeria’s XI to face England at Wembley on Saturday, while defender Kenneth Omeruo came off the bench in the second period.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill broke the deadlock with a fine header before Harry Kane doubled the score before halftime. Arsenal star Iwobi pulled one back for Super Eagles but England were able to see out the win in their first warm-up friendly ahead of World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Cahill said after the game: “We played against a good team, they are a strong side having players all around Europe as well as in the Premier League. In the second half they changed and we had to adapt to the change. It took 10 minutes, which I think is probably something we will touch upon this week. We saw the game out and we won the game.
“I bring experience but I am also competing with the rest of squad. I ve still got something to offer, I got that chance to score today and it was a fantastic delivery from Trippier. It’s a great group to be involved with, the team has a lot of positive to take from today”.
Cahill also backed Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, who was booked for diving in the second half: “Raheem has been fantastic with it all, he manages that situation very, very well. Kept working hard, kept his focus and I think today you saw a performance that, apart from scoring a goal, he was very lively. So, credit to him”.