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Battle Against Liberia: How Osimhen, Musa Won The Day For Nigeria

...Nigeria's Super Eagles...
...Nigeria's Super Eagles...

Nigeria and Cape Verde will face off on Tuesday in what will be a grand finale of Group C in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup after both won their matches on Saturday.

Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 to remain top of the group with 12 points while Cape Verde came from a goal down to beat Central Africa Republic 2-1 to remain second with 10 points, two behind Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Pablo Ganet scored with six minutes remaining as Equatorial Guinea beat Tunisia 1-0 in Malabo on Saturday to throw Group B wide open heading to the final match day.

Group C

Nigeria needed to win away to Liberia in Tangier to remain in contention and protect their place on top of the log. And they beat the fellow West Africans courtesy of a pair of penalties scored by Victor Osimhen and skipper Ahmed Musa.

Osimhen broke the deadlock in the 15th minute when he converted from the spot. The Nigerians calmly controlled the game and guarded their lead.

They doubled the tally with virtually the last kick of the game, substitute Musa converted a penalty after Osimhen was pulled down by the keeper inside the box.

Credit: punchng.com

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