Osimhen And Santos Sinks Cape Verde In 2022 World Cup Qualifier—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that The Super Eagles Of Nigeria Defeated Cape Verde 2-1 in their second World Cup qualifying fixture on Tuesday evening.
TGM gathered that the Super Eagles began their quest to be at the tournament which will be played in Qatar, with a 2-0 win over Liberia last Friday.
However, Gernot Rohr’s squad was without some key players who are based in the UK, for the trip to Mindelo.
The hosts took a shock lead in the 20th minute through Dylan Tavares.
However, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen made it 1-1 for Nigeria before the break.
With the game heading for a draw, Kenny Santos diverted the ball past his goalkeeper, to hand the three-time African Champions all three points.
With eight minutes left Zaidu Sanusi and Paul Onuachu went in for Osimhen and Ejuke.
Vagner Diaz almost equalized for the host on 88 minutes after connecting with a diving header from a long cross which went inches off target.
Cape Verde 1 – 2 Nigeria
Scorers: Cape Verde – Dylan Tavares (18′) Nigeria – Victor Osimhen (30′), Kenny Rocha (own goal,76′)
Vozinha – Roberto Lopes, Carlos Ponck, Patrick Andrade (Marco Soares,77′), Jamiro Monteiro (Julio Tavares, 77′), Garry Rodrigues( Vagner Dias, 59′) , Kelvin Pires (Vasco Lopes, 83′), Dylan Tavares, Kenny Rocha, Ryan Mendes -Capt (Steve Furtado, 84′)
Marcio da Rosa (Gk), Dylan Silva (Gk), Henrique Brito, Kevin Pina,
, Lorenzo Fonseca, Willis Furtado, Claudio Tavares,
Maduka Okoye – Jamilu Collins, Shehu Abdullahi, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Bonke, Michael, Ejuke (Zaidu Sanusi, 83′), Moses Simon (Terem Moffi,72′) , Ahmed Musa #capt.(Henry Onyekuru, 72′), Victor Osimhen (Paul Onuachu, 83′).
Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi, Valentine Ozornwafor,, Adekunle Adeleke.
Coach: Gernot Rohr