The Super Eagles recorded a 2-0 victory over the Lone Stars of Liberia to maintain top spot in Group C of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa both scored from the spot, as the Super Eagles boosted their chances of qualifying for the tournament.
Completesports.com‘s Augustine Akhilomen highlights six things we learnt from Nigeria’s win over Liberia.
Ndidi Solid In Eagles’ Midfield
The Leicester City marshaled the Super Eagles midfield with great solidity and confidence. His ability to join the defence and also help the attack proved so crucial for the team. Ahead of Tuesday’s showdown against Cape Verde, Nigerians can be rest assured that the 24-year-old will be on hand to marshal the engine room.
Victor Osimhen’s Goal Threat Continues
Prolific in front of goal, Osimhen netted Nigeria’s opening goal in the 15th minute via a penalty. It was his third goal in the qualifying series for the World Cup. Recall that he scored a goal against Cape Verde and one against the Central Africa Republic.
Awaziem Growing In Confidence
Awaziem’s last two appearances for the Super Eagles has been superb. He was confident with the ball and has a good vision to locate Kelechi Iheanacho from a distance that resulted to a penalty.
Troost-Ekong, Shaky In Defence
The Watford defender could have been punished for his inability to clear the ball properly close to the defence. But for the timely intervention of Leon Balogun, the ball would have been a goal for Liberia.
Simon Moses Yet To Play To His Potential
Known for his speed and bustling style of play, Simon is yet to make any meaningful impact in the qualifiers. Against Liberia, the Nantes star was culpable for some loose balls and added no bit in the attack.
Jamilu Collins Flattered To Deceive
Collins started on the left side of the defense for the Super Eagles. Despite being the full-back charged with the responsibility of running the channels and providing attacking impetus down the flanks, the Paderborn man could not fulfill his brief.
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