BREAKING: Super Eagles beat Cape Verde 2-1 in 2022 World Cup qualifier

 

The Super Eagles continued their 100 per cent record against Cape Verde in their second match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.

The Nigerian team won the game 2-1 after staging a comeback.

While Victor Osimhen scored Nigeria’s first goal in the 28th minute, the Super Eagles got their second goal through an own goal by their opponents in the 74th minute.

Kelechi Iheanacho and six other UK-based players were absent when the Super Eagles played the Blue Sharks in Mindelo.

The players were forced out from the tie after the UK government insisted individuals who travel to “red zones” — which Cape Verde falls into — must quarantine for 10 days upon return.

Aside from the seven UK-based players, Serie A defender, Ola Aina, also did not travel with the squad to Mindelo, and returned to Italy instead.

Details later..

 

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