The Super Eagles celebrate after scoring a goal (Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria)
The Super Eagles got their World Cup qualification campaign back on track after beating the Central African Republic 2-0 at Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon. The two goals were scored in the first half, they were scored by Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen.
With that win, Nigeria will remain top of Group C no matter the outcome of the match between Cape Verde and Liberia which kicks off by 5:00 pm on Sunday. As it stands, they lead second-placed Cape Verde by 5 points.
Group C qualification table
(Photo credit: LiveScore)
With the Super Eagles currently on 9 points, they will have a 2 points lead if Cape Verde wins, a 3 points lead if it's Liberia or a 4 points lead if it ends in a draw. Assuming there is a winner, the team that wins is the one the Super Eagles will have to beat in November to qualify for the third round.
With 2 matches remaining, there is no doubt the Super Eagles are the most likely team that will qualify from this group. By outclassing Liberia and Cape Verde in the first leg, they've already proved they are the better team. They just have to stay focused and not underrate any of the two countries like they did in the first leg against Cape Verde.
Game week 4 results for Group E
Kenya 0-1 Mali
Uganda 1-0 Rwanda
Group E qualification table
Photo credit: LiveScore
For Kenya and Rwanda, the group E qualification table shows the dreams of being in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have come to an end. Mali leads second-placed Uganda by 2 points but it's not yet certain they will make it to the third qualification round. The match between both sides on the 14th of November will decide who does.
Having said that, I think Mali remains the likely team that will be in the third round as they will play Uganda at home in November. That is a huge advantage as their home form in this qualification campaign shows they play better when at home.
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