Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored a purpose every because the Super Eagles beat the Central African Republic on Sunday to avenge their surprising loss to the Les Fauves within the reverse fixture of the 2022 World Cup qualifier.
The Rangers defender scored within the thirty second minute of the encounter to interrupt the impasse within the conflict in Douala, Cameroon.
He latched on to a cross to beat the CAR goalkeeper at his close to publish earlier than Osimhen acquired the second purpose simply earlier than the half-time break.
Nigeria had misplaced the primary leg of the encounter 1-0 in entrance of a house crowd in Lagos State however maintained the lead in Group C of the qualification collection.
Victory in Douala on Sunday noticed Gernot Rohr’s males take a large step in the direction of qualification for the knockout and closing section of qualification for Qatar 2022.
Nigeria now lead the group with 9 factors from 4 video games.
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‘The Nigerian Spirit’
Thursday’s defeat in Lagos got here as a shock to many soccer followers, heaping stress on Rohr who has been in control of the Super Eagles since 2016.
But the German was assured that his males would come out victorious towards the Wild Beast in Cameroon.
“We have to play our football and on this great pitch, I think we can do it, better than the other day,” he instructed the Super Eagles media staff earlier than Sunday’s win.
“We have to get a result. Everybody knows that now it is necessary to get this victory. We didn’t get it the other day. Three days later, we are here now, having the opportunity to make good rehabilitation.”
Rohr’s remark was earlier corroborated by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who although admitted that the loss at house left everybody shocked, backed the three-time African champions to ship in Douala.
“This [CAR defeat] is a setback, which can be quickly reversed, and the Nigerian Spirit is what we will take to Cameroon,” he insisted.
“The NFF is backing the team to retain a strong hold on the group and qualify to the knockout phase.”