W/Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles Come From Behind To Beat Cape Verde 2-1

The Super Eagles of Nigeria now top group C of the African round of the 2022 W/Cup Qualifiers after coming from a goal down to beat Cape Verde 2-1 in Mindelo, Cape Verde on Tuesday, September 7.

Victor Osimhen equalized after the Nigerian team conceded early to a goal from Dylan Tavares then an own goal from Cape Verde's Kenny Rocha, secured the hard fought win for the Eagles.

Gernot Rohr started with Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem, Innocent Bonke, Kingsley Michael and Chidera Ejuke as most of the Super Eagles players based in England had already traveled back to their clubs ahead of the premier league starting this weekend.

The first opportunity of the game came to Musa in the 6th minute from a Shehu Abdullahi low cross but he wasted the chance .

Cape Verde then took the lead on 18 minutes after Dylan Tavares got to a long cross before hitting a left-foot strike which beat young goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye at his near post.
The game also saw Musa make his 100th appearance for the Super Eagles, joining Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama to reach the figure.

With this second in, the Eagles now go six points and three points ahead of second placed Liberia.

2022 W/Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles come from behind to beat Cape Verde 2-1

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