Captain Ahmed Musa celebrated his one centesimal cap for Nigeria with a valuable win that took the Tremendous Eagles to a agency place on the high of Group C of the African race of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
A seventy fifth minute personal objective by Cape Verde earned Nigeria a 2-1 win of their qualifying conflict in Mindelo on Tuesday, a outcome that stabilized the Tremendous Eagles’ management of the pool as they await a home-and-away fixture in opposition to Central African Republic subsequent month.
Dylan dos Santos steered the house staff in entrance after 19 minutes of an intense back-and-forth by each side, when he slipped behind the Eagles’ rearguard and slammed a rocket of a shot previous goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.
The three-time African champions refused to be brow-beat, and launched collection of assaults, with Chidera Ejuke forcing the opposing goalkeeper to an acrobatic save within the twenty seventh minute. Two minutes later, an alert Victor Osimhen would pull Nigeria stage, stabbing dwelling from shut vary after the goalkeeper punched following a defensive blunder.
Within the forty first minute, the vigorous Ejuke once more rattled the Cape Verde primary, earlier than Osimhen got here near including one other one from a nook with a minute to recess.
Within the second half, Ahmed Musa latched onto a centre by Osimhen because the Eagles pushed ahead, however his tame shot was simply collected. Substitute Onyekuru was additionally responsible of placing too low a purchase order on his shot within the 73rd minute as Nigeria streamed to the opposition space.
Two minutes later, in a spectacular backpass to his goalkeeper, Kenny Santos scored an personal objective because the ball floated above the goaltender and landed within the internet. The objective put Nigeria in entrance and finally gave the Tremendous Eagles the three factors on the night time.
Victory took the Eagles to most six factors from two matches, three factors forward of second –positioned Liberia, forward of the Day 3 and 4 video games scheduled for October.