After a 1-1 tie with the Blue Sharks, the Super Eagles finished first in Group C with 13 points.
The Super Eagles advanced to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff Round after a 1-1 draw with the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday, according to Completesports.com.
Nigeria took the lead in the first minute when Victor Osimhen tucked in Moses Simon’s corner kick.
Stopira’s equalizer for the Blue Sharks cut the hosts’ lead to five minutes.
NewsReport learned it was all Super Eagles afterward with Alex Iwobi coming close with a fine effort on 11 minutes.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was shown the first yellow card of the game in 16 minutes for a rough tackle.
Odion Ighalo fluffed a great opportunity on the hour mark as he failed to connect clearly after he was set up by Jamilu Collins.
Josimar also denied Moses Simon in the 39th minute tipping over his goal-bound cross from a freekick.