Nigeria beats CAR in World Cup qualifier to top group C
The Super Eagles won the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match in Douala, where Central African Republic play their home games, after a shock loss to the Wild Beasts three days ago in Lagos.
Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen were the goal scorers during the Sunday afternoon game in which the Super Eagles missed several chances.
After a cagey start from both sides, defender Leon Balogun gave Nigeria the lead a minute before the half hour mark.
The visitors continued dominating the game, and went to the break leading 2-0. Victor Osimhen doubled the Super Eagles’ lead in the first half injury time to ease the pressure on coach Gernot Rohr men.
After the break, the hosts made attacking substitutes trying to get back into the game, but Nigerian defense and goalkeeper Maduka Okoye stood tall to all their attempts.
Nigeria raised their tally to 9 points, five more than Central African Republic and Cape Verde, who faces Liberia (3 points) later on Sunday.