Nigeria kept their 2022 World Cup Qualification hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Group C rivals Central African Republic at the Stade Jopama on Sunday afternoon.

The result sees the Super Eagles five points ahead of CAR and Cape Verde, while Liberia are bottom of the log with just the three points after three matchdays.

Gernot Rohr’s side got off to a great start and claimed the lead 29 minutes after kick-off, with Chidozie Awaziem sending a sweet long ball to Leon Balogun who scored with a brilliant shot which squeezed past CAR goalkeeper Prince Junior Samolah Ngali.

Nigeria grew in confidence as the first half continued, with Victor Osimhen making a couple of notable forays in attack.

The Super Eagles would then increase the lead on 45 minutes, with star striker Osimhen netting off William Troost-Ekong’s assist.

It was a great way by the Super Eagles to get their pound of flesh from CAR who shocked them 1-0 in Lagos on day 3.

Rohr’s boys will be in action on day 5 against Liberia in November.


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