The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday, October 10, 2021, exerted revenge on the Central African Republic with a 2-0 win in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Doula, Cameroon.
The Super Eagles had suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home to the Central African Republic in a Group C game of the qualifiers on Thursday, October 7, but three days later, they got to make amends with a win.
Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored a goal each as the Super Eagles beat the Central African Republic on Sunday to avenge their shocking loss to the Les Fauves in the reverse fixture of the 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Leon Balogun opened the scoring in the 29th minute, getting on a cross into the box for a one-time finish with his right foot.
He latched on to a cross to beat the CAR goalkeeper at his near post before Osimhen got the second goal just before the half-time break.
The Super Eagles dominated the game all through and got a deserved second just before halftime through Victor Osimhen, who was in the right place inside the box to finish off a cross from William Troost-Ekong.
Victory in Douala on Sunday saw Gernot Rohr’s men take a massive step towards qualification for the knockout and final phase of qualification for Qatar 2022.
Nigeria now lead Group C with nine points from four games.