Super Eagles will continue to fight against Bubista’s Blue Sharks for a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday evening.
While Nigeria super eagles ranks fourth in Africa and 34th worldwide, Bubista’s men are by far in 15th place on the continent and 77th in the world.
The Blue Sharks have lost two of their last three home games in World Cup qualifiers. Their last defeat was against Senegal on October 7, 2017, despite an impressive performance, 20 team were silenced at the Cape Verde National Stadium by late goals from Diafra Sakho and Cheikh Ndoye.
The three-time African kings hope to qualify for the world’s largest football competition for the seventh time in their history. To achieve this goal, they must first move past Bubista. Men, Liberia and the Central African Republic in Group C.
Since their debut in the United States in 1994, the Super Eagles have missed only one edition (Germany 2006).At the 2018 edition in Russia, Nigeria fell in the group stage after failing to beat Argentina, Iceland and Croatia, with the Super Eagles unbeaten in their last seven competitive games in all competitions.
Of all these games, nigerian super eagles won three. The last competitive defeat dates back to July 14, 2019, when they collided with Algeria in an Africa Cup of Nations match.
With Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City out of the game on Tuesday due to the restriction of Covid in the UK, responsibility for scoring goals rests primarily with Victor Osimhen and Paul Onuachu. prepared to score in Nigeria’s last four qualifying matches.
The European-based strikers are key players in Gernot Rohr’s team, who come up with four combined goals for the three-time African champions. but also to score badly needed goals.