This follows a 0-0 between their Group C opponents Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
The group’s first game was played on Wednesday, with Rwanda welcoming Zimbabwe to the Stade Huye Stadium. Rwanda were slight favourites because of their home advantage. But they failed to utilise it as they settled for a goalless draw.
This puts Nigeria in a good position, as they need to beat Lesotho to climb to the top of the group, albeit the result of the game between South Africa and Benin would also matter.
Nigeria are in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers alongside Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, and Benin Republic.