World Cup qualifier: Eagles claim 2-0 revenge over CAR

The Super Eagles of Nigeria redeemed their prestige once again by claiming a 2-0 victory over the Central African Republic, avenging a 1-0 loss in the reversed fixture of the 2022 World Cup qualifying game at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Karl Namnganda pounced on Leon Balogun’s mistake to find the back of the net in the first minute of injury time, handing Nigeria their first home defeat in a World Cup qualifying game in 40 years.

Balogun, however, turned from villain to hero, scoring the Eagles first goal on Sunday which was played at Japoma Stadium in Douala.

The Eagles’ continuous domination after their first goal paid off in the first half regulation time, as Napoli striker Victor Osimehn doubled the lead from close range, connecting with William Troost-Ekong’s cross.

The goal was Osimhen’s eighth for Nigeria in 16 international appearances.

Though the Eagles had more opportunities to increase the tally in the second half, no further goals came as the game ended 2-0 in favour of Nigeria who lead the group with nine points from four games.



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