Barely 72 hours after suffering a humbling loss in Lagos against the Central African Republic, the
will face the same tricky opponent again, this Super Eagles time in Douala.
Aside from restoring their pride, three-time African Champions Nigeria need victory in Douala to firmly assert their leadership in the race for World Cup tickets in Group C.
Already, Coach Gernot Rohr has hinted he will be making minimal changes to his team as he does not think Thursday’s loss was due to bad playing personnel.
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Kick off is 2.00 p.m.
Super Eagles starting XI vs Central African Republic
Ahmed Musa starts on his 100th cap.. Okoye replaces Uzoho in goal.
Ahmed Musa swings the free kick but properly dealt with by CAR defenders
Simon Moses tries a quick cross but deflected as Nigeria win the first corner kick of the game
Ten minutes already gone in Douala Central African Republic 0-0 Nigeria
Aribo gives a free kick away to Central African Republic
20 Minutes: Central African Republic 0-0 Nigeria
Yellow card for Freeman Niathe after a rough tackle on Ahmed Musa
Another yellow card for CAR after a dangerous tackle on Frank Onyeka
Leon Balogun gives Nigeria the lead
30 Minutes Central African Republic 0-1 Nigeria
Super Eagles pushing hard for a second goal
Quick substitution for CAR, Georgino out for Ngoma
Awaziem connects to the free kick but his header goes over the bar
The Central African Republic players have been very physical in this game.. Another free kick for NIGERIA
Isaac Ngoma booked for a foul on Leon Balogun
Goal .. Osimhen makes it 2-0
Half Time: Central African Republic 0-2 Nigeria
Second half underway.. Super Eagles resume the game in Douala
Another dangerous move by CAR defenders.. Iheanacho wins a free kick for Nigeria
Poor corner kick by Nigeria and little done with the resultant throw in
Yellow Card: Frank Onyeka gets the first booking for Nigeria
Central African Republic bring in their goal scorer in Lagos Namnganda who replaces Axel Uriel
Missed chance! Osimhen dribbles the keeper but his tame shot.was cleared off the line
Super Eagles come close again.. Moses Simon’s pass to Osimhen intercepted
Ahmed Musa taken off for Chideria Ejuke
Balogun appears to be struggling with a knock
Balogun has given way for Kenneth Omeruo
Iheanacho also out for Innocent Bonke
Game temporarily halted as a CAR player is receiving treatment on the pitch
Game back on.. as Super Eagles waste a corner kick
Chance.. Ejuke with another dazzling move but his effort kept out by the keeper
Osimhen appears injured as he is rolling on the pitch
Ejuke keeps impressing..gets a pass across to Osimhen but the Napoli striker fires wide
Osimhen nearly intercepts a pass by the CAR goal keeper.. that would have been disastrous for the Wild Beasts
Three minutes added time
Full time Central African Republic 0-2 Nigeria
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