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Nigeria 1 C’Verde 1: Lacklustre Eagles survive Blue Sharks onslaught, qualify for play-off

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Revealed 17 November 2021

It used to be a nervy second at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday as Nigeria survived onslaught from Cape Verde to seal a express within the play-off spherical of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Gigantic Eagles turned essentially the most modern aspect to growth to the play-off spherical of qualifiers after playing a 1-1 of their final spherical of matches at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday.

Gernot Rohr’s aspect preserved their lead at the tip of Crew C by fending off defeat in front of the nervy fans in Lagos.

The procedure used to be ample to attend them growth to the play off spherical.

The Eagles had a dream originate when Victor Osimhen opened the scoring within the notable minute with a neat low tag after Moses Simon’s depraved used to be poorly cleared out by the Blue Sharks defenders.

On the opposite hand, Cape Verde, who wished a take hang of some distance from dwelling to growth drew level five minutes later when Ianique dos Santos Tavares rushed sliding in at the support post to connect with a Kenny Rocha Santos nook after the Eagles defence did no longer particular their line, leaving goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, no likelihood to assign the ball.

Everton forward, Alex Iwobi, had a substitute for set aside the three-time African champions support in front however his shot from distance used to be correctly handled by the experienced Ryan Mendes.

Joe Aribo also came discontinuance for the Eagles, however his low power off Odion Ighalo’s express up used to be all yet again saved by the keeper.

Pedro Brito’s men continue to push forward in search of the winning goal that would look them overtake Nigeria on the table. They nearly grabbed a leisurely winner however Jamilu Collins used to be in lawful space to block the shot heading into the obtain.

None of the 2 aspects might per chance per chance well add more to the scoresheet as Nigeria did correct however ample to cruise to the next spherical.

The procedure meant Nigeria top Crew C with 13 aspects, two earlier than Cape Verde, whereas Liberia who defeated Central African Republic 3-1 placed third with six aspects and CAR final with four aspects.

The Eagles live up for other qualified teams within the final playoff spherical, where the 10 teams will be drawn against one yet one more on a dwelling and away fixtures basis. Winners of the tie will qualify for the World Cup taking express in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.

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