Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Osimhen scores as Super Eagles record 2-1 win

Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Osimhen scores as Super Eagles record 2-1 win

  • Kenny Santos scored an own goal on Tuesday evening, September 7, which condemned Cape Verde to 2-1 defeat against the Super Eagles
  • Napoli striker Victor Osimhen also scored in this encounter as Nigeria have now recorded two wins in 2 games
  • Leicester City striker Kelechi Ihenacho scored twice in the Super Eagles first game against Liberia in Lagos

Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday evening, September 7, continued their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a 2-1 win over hosts Cape Verde in what was their first ever competitive match.

Going into this encounter, the Super Eagles' morale were boosted having defeated Liberia 2-0 in their first game with Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho netting the two goals for Nigeria.

However, Iheanacho traveled back to England the next day and the attacking responsibility was given to Victor Osimhen and captain Ahmed Musa.

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Super Eagles of Nigeria in action against Cape Verde. Photo: Super Eagles
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Ahmed Musa has however recorded his name in the history books of Nigerian football as the former Leicester City man now has 100 caps for Super Eagles and he is only 1 game from equalling Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo's 101-game records.

Cape Verde started this match impressively as they knew that a win against Nigeria will help them in the qualifiers having drawn their first game.

They shocked the Super Eagles of Nigeria by netting the first goal in the 20th minute through Dylan Tavares who beat goalkeeper Maduka Okoye at his near post.

However, Super Eagles responded with an equalizer 10 minutes later from Napoli super striker Victor Osimhen.

Nigeria pilled pressure on the hosts and Kenny Santos was forced to score an own goal in the 77th minute which gave the Super Eagles a 2-1 win.

Super Eagles stars celebrate former captain Joseph Yobo

Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles players took out time from their busy schedule to celebrate former captain Joseph Yobo on his 41st birthday.

The three-time African champions combined voices to sing a happy birthday song for the former Premier League star.

They also prayed for their assistant coach as they wished him well in the new year before the ex-Everton star took to the centre stage to appreciate the team for their gesture.

Nigeria got their campaign off to a winning start after beating Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium courtesy of Kelechi Iheanacho's brace.

Source: Sports Brief News