Nigeria’s Super Eagles extended their grip as Group C leaders of 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers after a two-one-away victory over the blue sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday in Mindelo, the capital of the island nation.
The blue sharks drew the first blood through Dylan Tavares 19th minute point-blank shot at goal which Nigeria’s goalkeeper, C failed to deal with.
ten minutes later, the eagles replied with an equalizer through Victor Osimhen who capitalized on a spilled ball by the Cape Verdean goalkeeper to restore parity.
An own goal by Kenny Santos in the 77th minute sealed the vital win for coach Gernot Rohr’s team.
the lone stars of Liberia are second to Nigeria after defeating the Central Africa republic (car) on Monday, while Cape Verde is third with the C.A.R rooted bottom of the group -2- 2022 world cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, skipper Ahmed Musa made it a century of caps today when he was listed by Rohr in the qualifiers. Musa made his debut for Nigeria against Madagascar in Calabar 11 years ago.
At 28 years, the forward is expected to surpass the records of Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo who are tied on 101 caps for the national team.