Fifa World Cup

Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Osimhen hit double figures, make history

by: Evolve


After a tense end to Group C game at the Teslim Balogun stadium on Tuesday evening, the three-time African champions have qualified for the World Cup play-off round.Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Osimhen

The Super Eagles struggled to secure the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification play-off spot with a 1-1 draw against Cape Verde Islands.

After six games, Osimhen’s goal was enough to help the Eagles advance in their quest for a place in Qatar, as they finished first in Group C with 13 points, two more than the tenacious Cape Verdeans in second place.

The Eagles pulled all the strings to advance to final round of the qualifiers after a hard-fought draw and Napoli star man, Victor Osimhen was the best player on the pitch.

Osimhen gave Nigeria a 1-0 lead in the first minute, but the advantage lasted only four minutes as Stopira Mendes equalized for the visitors.

The 22-year-old outranked his colleagues on the nervy encounter, with 7.5 ratings and has now reached double figures in goals for the Super Eagles, scoring 10 goals and 5 assist in 19 appearances.Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Osimhen

Meanwhile, the Napoli forward’s 57 seconds goal became the third fastest Super Eagles goal in history.

He was later named a well deserved man of the match and the hero for the Eagles.





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