Nigeria will be eager to bounce back from the embarrassing defeat they suffered last week when they face Central African Republic (CAR) in a CAF second round 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Duoala on Sunday. Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

The Super Eagles lost 1-0 to CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday night.

Skipper Ahmed Musa, who is looking forward to earning his milestone 100th cap for Nigeria at senior level, says he is more concerned with the Super Eagles taking all three points in the Day 4 encounter.

“I’m happy that I am about to win my 100th cap, which definitely is a thing of joy and pride for any football player at international level. However, I am more concerned about the three points. The three points here have become much more precious due to what happened in the first leg which we lost. The individual honour is welcome but I am more concerned about collective glory and our country’s pride.”

Karl Namnganda scored a stoppage –time goal off a defensive slip to hand the three points to the Les Fauves when both teams clashed at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Thursday evening.

Nigeria remain top of the Group C of the qualifying campaign at the halfway mark with six points, two more than Cape Verde and Central African Republic, with three-pointer Liberia bottom of the table.


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