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2022 WCQ: Cape Verde Score Late Winner Again Against Liberia To Keep Pressure On Eagles 

2022 WCQ: Cape Verde Score Late Winner Again Against Liberia To Keep Pressure On Eagles 

A 90th minute goal from Ryan Mendes sealed a hardfought 1-0 home win for Cape Verde against Liberia, in Sunday’s Group C game.

In the reverse fixture on Thursday, Cape Verde also scored in added time in the 2-1 win against the Lone Star.

The win took Cape Verde to seven points, just two points behind Nigeria and in second place.

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They will now host Central African Republic on matchday five when the qualifiers resume in November.

In the group’s other game, the Super Eagles defeated Central African Republic 2-0 to avenge Thursday’s loss.

First half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen sealed the important win.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Papafem 3 years ago

    This is when one will appreciate the value of the three points lost in Lagos. I do hope it will not come back to haunt us. The decider will surely be the match against Cape Verde at home. I pray they don’t shock us like CAR did.

  • What pressure are you talking about??

  • If we play that game at lagos pitch, then we are done. Lagos pitch is not a place for such game. NFF please please kindly put the interest of the citizens ahead of urs.

    • A good team can win game in any pitch. Eagles lost in Lagos because they underrated CAR, not because of bad football pitch. They should be serious with every game irrespective of the pitch.

      • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

        This is just the truth. That pitch was worse for the Liberia game and we won knowing it was the first game and how crucial that was at home. Don’t get me wrong a better playing surface aids good football but I’m not buying that idea of the pitch being the main reason. Underrating CAR and the blunder btw Balogun and Ekong caused the defeat.

  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    If in November Nigeria cannot beat Liberia and Cape Verde, then we have no business going to the World Cup

  • Diran 3 years ago

    NFF should please take the November match against Cape Verde to either the Uyo stadium or the Abuja stadium for God’s sake. Playing in other pitches that are sub-standard or below world standard is not wise as it affects the performance of our mostly European-based players. Thanks

  • Jerry 3 years ago

    I think That bringing super eagles game to the nest of champions in akwa ibom is a good option because they hardly lose matches there

    • Super Eagles lost 0-2 to Bafana Bafana in Uyo. It is the first time South Africa succeeded in beating Nigeria in 3 decades.

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Minister of Sport, NFF and the Lagos Governor. Please, in the good name of Jesus, let our people go play all the remaining World Cup matches in Uyo. Balogun Stadium is the worst place to play any meaningful football and win.

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