W/Cup Qualifier: Nigeria beat CAR to avenge first leg loss

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Nigeria had the last laugh in their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier after beating the Central African Republic 2-0 in Cameroon on Sunday.

Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored a goal each as the Super Eagles beat the Central African Republic on Sunday to avenge their shocking loss to the Les Fauves in the reverse fixture of the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

The Rangers defender scored in the 32nd minute of the encounter to break the deadlock in the clash in Douala, Cameroon.

He latched on to a cross to beat the CAR goalkeeper at his near post before Osimhen got the second goal just before the half-time break.

The second half saw missed chances from the Super Eagles who held fast to maintain the lead throughout the rest of the match.

Nigeria had lost the first leg of the encounter 1-0 in front of a home crowd in Lagos State but maintained the lead in Group C of the qualification series.

Victory in Douala on Sunday saw Gernot Rohr’s men take a massive step towards qualification for the knockout and final phase of qualification for Qatar 2022.

The three-time African Cup of Nations Champions maintain their lead at the top of Group C with nine points.

Nigeria will face Liberia in a second leg fixture in November.

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