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W’Cup Qualifiers: Eagles Humble C’Verde to Top Group C



The Super Eagles of Nigeria has earned top spot after beating the the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde 2-1 in the World Cup Qualifiers in Mindelo.

W’Cup Qualifiers Eagles Humble C’Verde to Top Group C

Super Eagles of Nigeria

In the first half, Nigeria was behind their host by one goal down. However, Victor Osimhen’s equalizing goal and Kenny Rocha Santo’s own goal the Super Eagles to a winning spot in the qualifying game.

The Napoli striker tapped in the equaliser from close range after the Cape Verdean defence failed to clear their lines.

Taking a look at the game, two defensive blunders from the hosts secured maximum points for the Super Eagles as they clinched back-to-back wins in Group C, thus helping the three-time African champions grab a crucial win on the road as they stretched their dominance in the group.

The Tuesday’s win in two games has pushed the Eagles three points clear at the top of Group C ahead of Liberia who has three points, Central African Republic and Cape Verde.

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

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

“I salute everyone for the roles they played. The NFF ensured the team travelled in comfort and the coaches had to overcome a lot of setbacks owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the game we had to dress only 19 players as against the 23 allowed by FIFA for World Cup qualifiers, added to this, we had to fight from a goal down to snatch all three points 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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