December 5, 2021


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Super Eagles get revenge for home loss against Central African Republic

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The Super Eagles got back to winning ways and stayed on track to securing a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar following a 2-0 win against Central African Republic at the Stade Omnisport on Sunday.

First half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen secured the win against the Wild Beasts.

Gernot Rohr changed formation and brought in fresh legs following the disappointing 1-0 home defeat to their rivals on Thursday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Rohr opted for 3-5-2 formation and restored Maduka Okoye in goal with Chidozie Awaziem joining Balogun and William Troost-Ekong in central defence.

Moses Simon and Jamilu Collins were deployed as wing-backs, while Joe Aribo, Frank Onyeka and Kelechi Iheanacho kept their place in midfield.

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, who was making his 100th appearance paired Napoli forward Osimhen in attack.

The Super Eagles dominated the opening exchanges and were rewarded for their impressive display when Balogun slotted home in the 29th minute.

The hosts struggled to get going in the game as the Super Eagles stamped their authority afterwards.

The second goal came late in the first half courtesy of Osimhen’s fine strike in the 46th minute.

The pattern of play continued after the break with the Super Eagles in total control.

Onyeka was booked for a rash challenge in the 57th minute. Osimhen has an effort cleared off the line in the 57th minute after he was set up by Aribo.

A sloppy display by the Nigerian defence allowed Karl Namnganda a sniff at goal a minute later but the striker shot wide.

Osimhen fluffed a chance three minutes from time following a superb pass from Ejuke.

Nigeria maintained top spot in Group C with nine points from four games.

The Super Eagles will face Liberia in their next game on the 11th of November.

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