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    World Cup Qualifier: Super Eagles Beats Cape Verde

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Blue Shark of Cape Verde 2-1 in their second match of 2022 World Cup qualifier.

    The match played in Cape Verde saw the Super Eagles down by one goal on 20 minutes.

    Tavares D scored Cape Verde’s goal after an assist from Lopes R.

    Victor Osimhen got the equaliser for Nigeria on 30 minutes to make it 1-1 at half time.

    An own goal by Rochas Santos K. on 76 minutes gave the Super Eagles 2-1 lead and they held on to win the match.

    The Eagles now have six points from two games while Cape Verde remain on one point.

    Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, named team captain Ahmed Musa and Victor Osimhen to lead Nigeria’s attack, while Shehu Abdullahi, Innocent Bonke, Kingsley Michael, Chidera Ejuke and Moses Simon were saddled with the midfield role.

    Maduka Okoye, who was in goal, received cover from Jamilu Collin, Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem.

    Nigeria leads the Group C with six points from two games ahead of Liberia with three points, while Cape Verde and Central African Republic have one point apiece.

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