WCQ Wrap: Big guns Nigeria, Cameroon claim wins

WCQ Wrap: Big guns Nigeria, Cameroon claim wins
Ahmed Musa of Nigeria celebrates scoring a goal during the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Liberia and Nigeria held at Stade Ibn Batouta in Tanger, Morocco on 13 November 2021 © BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Nov 14, 2021. 08:00

Cameroon and Nigeria recorded comfortable victories in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Saturday.

Goals from Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Vincent Aboubakar and Christian Bassogog (brace) inspired Cameroon to a 4-0 win over Malawi in Soweto, South Africa.

The Indomitable Lions are a point behind Group D leaders Ivory Coast, who thrashed Mozambique 3-0 at home with Max-Alain Gradel, Maxwel Cornet and Jean-Michael Seri scoring.

Cameroon will now host Ivory Coast in Yaounde in their final group match with a place in the next round of qualifying at stake.

Meanwhile, Tunisia registered their first defeat in Group B when they were stunned 1-0 by Equatorial Guinea with Pablo Ganet scoring the only goal of the match in Malabo..

However, Tunisia remained at the top of the group standings – level on points with Equatorial Guinea with the two teams set to face Zambia and Mauritania respectively on Tuesday.

Zambia secured an impressive 4-0 win over Mauritania in another game which was played on Saturday with Fashion Sakala scoring a hat-trick in Lusaka.

Meanwhile, Nigeria restored their two-point lead at the top of the Group C standings after claiming a 2-0 win over Liberia with Ahmed Musa and Victor Osimhen scoring in Morocco.

The Super Eagles are two points clear of second-placed Cape Verde, who edged out the Central African Republic 2-1 with Stopira scoring the winning goal in Mindelo.

Nigeria will now host Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday with the two teams desperate for a win in order to reach the next round.

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