Nigeria v Central African Republic, 07 October 2021

Score1-0 to Central African Republic
RefereeAbdel Aziz Mohamed Bouh
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group C
VenueTeslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos
Attendance5,000
Kick-off: 5.00pm local This was Nigeria's first home defeat in a FIFA World Cup qualifier since 10 October 1981 against Algeria.

0  Nigeria

Manager: Gernot Rohr

1  Central African Republic

Manager: Raoul Savoy

Goals:

Goals:

Karl Namnganda 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho
Defender Ola Aina
Defender Leon Balogun
Defender Jamilu Collins
Defender William Troost-Ekong (captain)
Midfielder Joe Aribo
Midfielder Frank Onyeka
Midfielder/Forward Chidera Ejuke
Midfielder/Forward Moses Simon
Forward Victor Osimhen

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Prince Samolah
Defender Peter Guinari
Defender Sadock Ndobé
Defender Saint-Cyr Ngam
Defender Flory Yangao
Defender/Midfielder Tribaut Ban
Defender/Midfielder Melky Ndokomandji
Defender/Midfielder Steve Niamathé
Midfielder Cyrus Grengou
Midfielder Trésor Toropité

Substitutions:

Taiwo Awoniyi for Kelechi Iheanacho 46
Samuel Kalu for Moses Simon 72
Ahmed Musa for Joe Aribo 79

Substitutions:

Karl Namnganda for Cyrus Grengou 55
Jospin Gaopandia for Melky Ndokomandji 68
Hénoc Kpéko for Georgino M'Vondo Ze 81
Isaac Ngoma for Trésor Toropité 81

Cards:

Cards:

Melky Ndokomandji 21 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi
Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye
Defender Kevin Akpoguma
Defender Chidozie Awaziem
Defender Calvin Bassey
Defender Kenneth Omeruo
Defender Abdullahi Shehu
Midfielder Bonke Innocent
Midfielder/Forward Taiwo Awoniyi
Midfielder/Forward Samuel Kalu
Midfielder/Forward Ahmed Musa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marcellin Biandao
Goalkeeper Emmanuel Takolingba
Defender Sidney Dambakizi
Midfielder Jospin Gaopandia
Midfielder Junior Gourrier
Midfielder Hénoc Kpéko
Forward Fabrice Deanam
Forward Karl Namnganda
Forward Isaac Ngoma

Comments:

Nigeria named 11 of a possible 12 substitutes.

Comments:

Central African Republic named 11 of a possible 12 substitutes.