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Qatar 2022: Osimhen, Musa brighten Super Eagles’ chances of progress

The Super Eagles has taken a huge step to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup following a 2-0 victory over Lone Star of Liberia at Grand Stade de Tangier. Morocco.

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen put the three-time African champions ahead in 15th minute after referee Youssef Essrayri pointed to the spot.

Eagles were awarded a spot kick after Liberia goalkeeper fouled attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho in the box with Osimhen sending the keeper to wrong side as he slotted in the first goal.

The Nigerian side who showed the intent to get all three points saw Jamilu Collins put the ball into the back of the net in the 29th minute but it was ruled out for offside.

Nigeria’s midfield stood out in the opening 30 minutes and shortly after the disallowed goal, Osimhen was through on goal but failed to hit the target to double the visitors’ lead.

Musa expects tough Lesotho game on artificial pitch

Efforts to take full control of the game was often thwarted by the Liberians but captain of the side, Ahmed Musa scored added time penalty to hand the Gernot Rohr-led side the needed three points.

The Fatih Karagumruk forward is now the most capped player in Super Eagles history with 102 appearances.

Nigeria lead Group C with 12 points after five games while their closest rivals Cape Verde secured a 2-1 comeback win over Central African Republic to extend their tally to 10 points.

The Super Eagles are now set for the deciding game against Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, where they have to avoid defeat to secure their progress to the play-off round.

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