The Vice Chairman Board of Trustee 042 Football Legends Association World wide Azuka Asomugha has joined the Nigeria Football Federation NFF and other meaningful Nigerians, football fraternity in celebrating Super eagles Captain Ahmed Musa 100 caps in International assignments.
Unlike in the past when Super Eagles ended up as the losing side in games where Nigerian players clocked 100 caps, Captain Ahmed Musa celebrated his 100th cap for Nigeria with a precious win that took the team to a firm position at the top of Group C of the African race of the FIFA World Cup .
A 75th minute own goal by Cape Verde earned Nigeria a 2-1 win in their qualifying clash in Mindelo on Tuesday, a result that stabilized the Super Eagles’ leadership of the pool as they await a home-and-away fixture against Central African Republic next month.
Dylan dos Santos steered the home team in front after 19 minutes of an intense back-and-forth by both sides which ended up inside the Super Eagles goal net.
The three-time African champions refused to be brow-beat, and launched series of attacks, with Chidera Ejuke forcing the opposing goalkeeper to an acrobatic save in the 27th minute.
In the second half, Ahmed Musa latched onto a centre by Osimhen as the Eagles pushed forward, but his tame shot was easily collected. Substitute Onyekuru was also guilty of putting too low a purchase on his shot in the 73rd minute as Nigeria streamed to the opposition area.
Two minutes later, in a spectacular backpass to his goalkeeper, Kenny Santos scored an own goal as the ball floated above the goaltender and landed in the net. The goal put Nigeria in front and eventually gave the Super Eagles the three points on the night.
Victory took the Eagles to maximum six points from two matches, three points ahead of second –placed Liberia, ahead of the Day 3 and 4 games scheduled for October.