Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 in 2022 WCup qualifiers
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated visiting Liberia in 2022 World Cup qualifying match
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored the two goals for Nigeria in an encounter played in Lagos on Friday, according to Legit.com.
Nigeria will continue their fight to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with another match against Cape Verde next week.
Nigeria who are three-time African champions began their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by Friday’s beating of the visiting Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Liberia traveled to Nigeria with the hopes of them getting a good result in Lagos, but they met a determined Super Eagles side who want to secure their place in the next World Cup as soon as possible.
Starting from the goalkeeping department, Gernot Rohr continued his trust in goalkeeper Maduka Okoye as he was picked ahead of Francis Uzoho, bur he did not disappoint.
The Super Eagles got the first chance to score when Ndidi located Aribo with a fine pass, but his shot was parried away by the Liberian goalkeeper Ashley Williams.
Gernot Rohr and his wards eventually opened scoring in the 23rd minute through Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho who combined in a fast corner kick with Alex Iwobi before firing past goalkeeper Williams.
Liberia roared loudly after conceding the first goal against the Super Eagles, but they were unable to make anything happen at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Kelechi Iheanacho made sure that Nigeria take a 2-goal lead into the dressing room after the first half break as he fired the second goal in the 45th minute.
Nigeria tried their best to score another goal in the second half, but Liberia refused to concede as the match ended 2-0 in favour of the Super Eagles.