Central African Republic shocks Nigeria in Lagos | Qatar 2022

The visitors took advantage of a defense mix-up between William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun, which left Karl Namnganda to fire his shot past goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

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CAR players celebrate their goal in Lagos. PHOTO/COURTESY.

The Central African Republic Thursday subjected Nigeria to their first home defeat in a World Cup qualifier in 40 years.
The West African country’s previous loss in the competition dated as far as 1981 to Algeria.

Despite being ranked 90 places behind Nigeria,the team nicknamed Wild Beasts, lived up to their name with a late goal that left fans inside the Teslim Balogun stadium in shock.

The visitors took advantage of a defense mix-up between William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun, which left Karl Namnganda to fire his shot past goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Super Eagles walk off the pitch after the shock defeat to CAR. PHOTO/COURTESY.

Despite dominating all through the game, the three-time African champions failed to make their dominance count.

The Super Eagles will hope to bounce back on Sunday in Douala when they face again for the reverse fixture.

Although they dropped points in Lagos, the super Eagles remain at the top of Group C with six points after three games while the Central African Republic now have four points same as Cape Verde who also beat Liberia away from home on Thursday.

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