The Super Eagles of Nigeria edge past their opponent with a draw to book a place in the WCQ playoffs and to also finish top of group C with 13 points from 6 games. Cape Verde showed their usual fighting spirit, but a draw wasn’t enough for them to qualify for the next stage.
Victor Osimhen scored the 1st goal of the match in the first minute and Stopira equalised the for Cape Verde in the 6th minute.
In the 78th minute Iheanacho and Onyeka replaced Ighalo and Aribo.
Nigeria seal their place in the next round, their #WCQ journey continues. They passed their acid test to book a place.
1.Okoye(GK); 20. Awaziem, 3. Collins, 5.Troost-Ekong(C), 6.Balogun; 4. Ndidi, 10. Aribo, 18.Iwobi, 15. Simon; 8. Ighalo 9. Osimhen
Cape Verde XI
1.Vozinha (GK); 2. Stopira, 3. Roberto, 4. Steven; 7. Patrick, 10. Jamiro, 15. Joao Paulo, 18. Kenny; 19. Julio, 20. Ryan(C), 22. Jeffry.
Nigeria hasn’t kept a cleansheet in their last two meetings with Cape Verde.
Nigeria won 2-1 when they played against the Blue Sharks away from home in September and today, a 1-1 draw at home in Lagos.
Osimhen has scored two goals against Cape Verde in his last two meetings with Cape Verde
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Congratulations to the Super Eagles as they journey on in the playoffs.
Author: Tai Oreofe
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