Two first-half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen helped Nigeria defeat the Central African Republic in the return fixture of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Following their 1-0 defeat in Lagos on Thursday, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr changed his tactics, going for a more attacking starting XI with Ahmed Musa making his 100th appearance for the West Africans.
The Nigerians started Sunday’s encounter as the better side with more possession had a chance as early as in the ninth minute, with Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho combining but the Napoli striker was not able to finish off the move.
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The visitors finally got their headway in 29th minute after Balogun poked home a cross from Chidozie Awaziem.
The Eagles doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time with defender William Troost-Ekong providing the assist for Osimhen to score his second goal in the World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria held unto their two-goal lead to finish the match and remain on top with nine points after four matches.
They face Liberia for their next fixture on November 11 before concluding the group campaign against Cape Verde Islands, three days later.
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