Victor Osimhen was on target for the Super Eagles of Nigeria who edged out Cape Verde by 1-2 in their second game for the FIFA World Cup qualification match to remain top of the group.
An exciting group C encounter between Cape Verde and Nigeria which saw both teams giving a good account of themselves going forward with goals coming from both ends as the Super Eagles dominated things without key players.
FULL MATCH REPORT CAPE VERDE 1-2 NIGERIA
It was a good start into the first half of the encounter which was a bit slow for both countries who were very cautious in making sure they don’t concede an early goal that could be the game-changer.
It was the Super Eagles of Nigeria who had the upper hand going into the match after beating Liberia in their first game of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers encounter which saw Leicester City man Kelechi Iheanacho grabbing a brace.
Cape Verde took the lead in the 20th minute of the match as their home advantage counted with them racing through and breaking their opponent for Dylan Tavares to score the opener which saw the scoreline turned 1-0 in their favor.
Solid performance from the visiting Super Eagles who were charged up from conceding first as things change with more pressure coming from them until a good display saw Napoli forward Victor Osimhen leveling things 1-1 with an outstanding finish in the 30th minute.
It was a commanding 45 minutes which was filled with so much coming from the two countries until it ended with Cape Verde and Nigeria settling for a draw tie in the first half of the encounter which was fair enough for them.
More coming as the second half kicked off with so much pace from both ends which some good early displays saw opportunities being created but couldn’t be converted despite them going close to taking the lead that would have changed things.
It was looking more like a dry second half as the opportunities were few in numbers despite Nigeria dominating the ball possession, they couldn’t make it count going forward with less firepower at the box of their opponent which shut down.
Cape Verde mean business as they did everything to ensure the Super Eagles were closed down and unable to get their way through despite their dominance against the home side which continued as the game entered 60 minutes and counting.
The West Africans finally took the much needed lead in the game after a good attack saw the home side player, Kenny Santos conceding an own goal which saw the scoreline turned 1-2 which came in the 77th minute of the encounter.
Nothing coming as the match ended with Nigeria claiming their second win in the group after beating Cape Verde 1-2 to remain top of the group with six points from two games played in the FIFA World Cup qualification match.
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