Lone Star Dashes Hopes of Liberians

A late strike saw Cape Verde pip hosts Liberia 2-1 in their third Group C game in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The game was played inside the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, Ghana. Garry Rodriguez netted in the 92nd minute to record Cape Verde’s first win in the group.

Van-Dave Harmon had given Liberia the lead in three minutes of added time in the first half. Jamiro Monteiro then drew Cape Verde level in the 52nd minute. The win means Cape Verde are now on four points and second in Group C. The return leg between both teams is in Cape Verde and it comes up on Sunday October 10.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Thursday, October 10, 2021 suffered a shocking defeat to Central Africa Republic (CAR) in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Nigeria hosted CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos in the third group game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The first half was a bore-fest with both side struggling to create anything.

The Super Eagles got better in the second half but failed to score before the visitors scored a late goal to stun their more prolific hosts.

Kal Namnganda snuck past the central defence pairing of William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun to finish past Francis Uzoho.

However, the Super Eagles still lead Group C of the African World Cup qualifiers with six points with Cape Verde and CAR following with four points. Liberia lies at the bottom of the group with four points. 

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