Super Eagles Beat Cape Verde 2-1 In World Cup Qualifier

Super Eagles Beat Cape Verde 2-1 In World Cup Qualifier 2
(File Photo) Super Eagles gamers pose for a gaggle image earlier than the beginning of the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification soccer match between Nigeria and Liberia at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, on September 3, 2021. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have overwhelmed the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde 2-1 within the World Cup Qualifiers in Mindelo.

Victor Osimhen’s strike and Kenny Rocha Santos’ personal objective helped Nigeria come from behind to beat Cape Verde of their qualifying recreation.

Two defensive blunders from the hosts secured most factors for the Super Eagles as they clinched back-to-back wins in Group C, thus serving to the three-time African champions seize a vital win on the highway as they stretched their dominance within the group.

However, a Seventy fifth-minute personal objective by Cape Verde earned the Eagles the victory, a consequence that propelled the Super Eagles’ management of the pool as they await a home-and-away fixture in opposition to Central African Republic subsequent month.

Dylan dos Santos steered the house crew in entrance after 19 minutes of an intense back-and-forth by either side, when he slipped behind the Eagles’ rearguard and slammed a rocket of a shot previous goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

Tuesday’s win in two video games has pushed the Eagles three factors clear on the high of Group C forward of Liberia, Central African Republic and Cape Verde.

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The Blue Sharks drew first blood within the nineteenth minute after Dylan Dos Santos beat an offside entice to fireside his left-footed shot previous goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

Five minutes later, Ryan Mendes tried to check the Super Eagles shot-stopper with one other shot however it went off beam.

Osimhen and Ejuke linked up a couple of minutes later as Nigeria saved pushing for an equaliser and the CSKA Moscow winger compelled Cape Verde’s Vozinha to parry his long-range shot for a corner-kick.

Their push lastly paid off as Osimhen capitalised on a defensive error to attract each groups stage within the twenty ninth minute.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has counseled the Super Eagles on their second consecutive win of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

He additionally hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for making certain that the crew travelled in consolation.

“Congratulations to Nigeria, congratulations to all Nigerians and the Super Eagles. The team has made us proud once again,” Dare mentioned.

“I salute everybody for the roles they performed. The NFF ensured the crew travelled in consolation and the coaches needed to overcome a number of setbacks owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the sport we needed to costume solely 19 gamers as in opposition to the 23 allowed by FIFA for World Cup qualifiers, added to this, we needed to combat from a objective down to grab all three factors at stake.

“In spite of this victory, I will like to charge everyone that the journey to Qatar is still a long one. We must keep fighting and working hard until the World Cup ticket is firmly in our hands.”

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Super Eagles Beat Cape Verde 2-1 In World Cup Qualifier

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