SUPER EAGLES DRAW CAPE VERDE, REACH 2022 WCQ PLAYOFF ROUND

The Super Eagles have qualified for the Playoff Round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday.

Victor Osimhen put Nigeria ahead in the first minute, tucking home Moses Simon’s corner kick.

The hosts’ lead lasted five minutes with Stopira equalizing for the Blue Sharks.

It was all Super Eagles afterwards with Alex Iwobi coming close with a fine effort on 11 minutes.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr made a tactical substitution in the 67th minute replacing injured Simon with Shehu Abdullahi.

However, the Super Eagles finished top of Group C with 13 points, two more than the Blue Sharks.

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