Wednesday, October 20, 2021

World Cup Qualifier: Central African Republic defeat Super Eagles in Lagos

CAR beat Nigeria 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying match on Thursday in Lagos.

• October 7, 2021
Super Eagles
Super Eagles team used to illustrate the story

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were defeated by the Les Fauves of the Central African Republic in a world cup qualifier match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, which ended 1 – 0.

Karl Namnganda, a second-half substitution for CAR, scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time, marking the first time Nigeria has lost a world cup qualifying match at home in 25 matches.

Following Nigeria’s defeat, CAR competes with Cape Verde for second place in the group.

Nigeria remains in first place in the group, with six points from two games, ahead of Cape Verde and the Central African Republic.

More from Peoples Gazette

Sport

Champions League: Ajax thrash Dortmund 4-0

Ajax Amsterdam produced a dominant showing to rout Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on Tuesday and keep up their 100 per cent record in the Champions League.

Sport

Mbappe-Messi goals earn PSG comeback win against Leipzig

Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi found their groove as they inspired their side to a 3-2 comeback victory at home to RB Leipzig.

Economy

Global investment flows reach $852 billion in 2021

After a big drop in 2021 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, global foreign direct investment reached an estimated $852 billion in the first half of 2021.

Lagos

Police cite mayhem, vow to crush public protest marking #EndSARS anniversary

“In view of the conflicting interest between the pro and anti-#EndSARS anniversary groups and threat to cause mayhem….”

Sport

Sixty-eight per cent of players fully vaccinated: EPL

The English Premier League confirmed on Tuesday that 68 per cent of its players have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Minister of youth and sports development Sunday Dare (Credit: Twitter)

Sport

National Youth Games: Sports ministry to use NIN to fight age-cheats

Youth and sports minister Sunday Dare says NIMC registration will be a requirement going forward.