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WCQ: Late Cape Verde winner puts pressure on Eagles

A 90th minute goal from Ryan Mendes sealed a 1-0 home win for Cape Verde against Liberia, in Sunday’s Group C World Cup qualification clash.

In the reverse fixture on Thursday, Cape Verde also scored in added time in the 2-1 win against the West Africans.

The win took Cape Verde to seven points, just two points behind pacesetters Nigeria and in second place.

They will now host Central African Republic on matchday five when the qualifiers resume in November.

Earlier in the group’s other game, the Super Eagles defeated Central African Republic 2-0 to avenge Thursday’s loss.

First half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen sealed the important win for Gernot Rohr’s men who had surprisingly fell to the minnows in Lagos three days prior.

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