Nigeria vs Liberia (World Cup qualifier): Super Eagles Face Tricky Test Against Lone Stars in 2022 WCQ

Nigeria vs Liberia (World Cup qualifier): Super Eagles Face Tricky Test Against Lone Stars in 2022 WCQ

Akan Anwankwo
  • Nigeria vs Liberia will face off in a Group C World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos
  • The last time both teams met in a World Cup qualifier, the Super Eagles had a 2-0 win at home and a 1-0 victory away
  • Nigeria will be hoping to seal a win before flying down to Cape Verde for their next qualifying game four days later

The journey to the Qatar 2022 World cup will begin for Nigeria as they play their opening group game against Liberia, Sports Mole, Goal.

Rohr's impressive run in the qualifiers

Gernot Rohr gave a good account of himself when he helped the Super Eagles qualify for the last World Cup in 2018 but failed to live up to expectations as the team crashed out of the first round.

On the other hand, Liberia are yet to make an appearance at the biggest soccer fiesta and the closest they came was when they came second behind Nigeria for the 2002 edition.

Nigeria vs Liberia (World Cup qualifier): Preview, possible line-ups, head-to-head, date, time, venue
The Super Eagles are ready to fly against the Lone Stars of Liberia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Photo by UGC
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The German tactician now has another task of guiding the team to another World Cup berth with Nigeria tagged favourites against the likes of Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic and Liberia.

Now, the business of the day begins at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, where all is now set for the crunch fixture against the Lone Stars.

Nigeria have all of their top players except for a few including Kevin Akpoguma and Frank Onyeka who were excused due to health reasons.

Nigeria possible starting lineup:

Akpeyi; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem, Sanusi; Etebo, Ndidi; Musa, Onyeku, Osimhen; Iheanacho

Liberia possible starting lineup:

Songo; Jerbo, Saygbe, Dweh, Paye, Bah; Njie, Macauley, Dorley; Wilson, Sherman

Match: Nigeria vs Liberia (2022 World Cup qualifier)

Venue: Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos

Time: 5pm (Nigerian time)

Date: Friday, September 3, 2021

Super Eagles legend lands big appointment with most successful Nigerian club

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Finidi George has now been appointed as the new coach of Nigerian Professional Football League side Enyimba FC, Soccer Nigeria and Brila FM.

The Super Eagles legend replaced Fatai Osho who helped the People's Elephants finish third at the just-concluded season where Akwa United were crowned champions.

Finidi has been linked with being appointed as an underage coach at the national level where he would discover young talents after getting his badge.

However, the former Ajax winger has now been tasked with a higher task of leading the two-time African champions into the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup.