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Yakubu Ayegbeni confident Nigeria will qualify for 2022 World Cup

Yakubu Ayegbeni remains optimistic about Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the 2022 Fifa World Cup despite being stunned by the Central African Republic in Lagos.

Parading a squad dominated by local-based professionals, the Wild Beasts picked up a 1-0 victory over the Super Eagles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, with super-sub Karl Namnganda getting a last-gasp winner.

On Sunday, however, the three-time African kings avenged their defeat in Douala, subduing Raoul Savoy’s men 2-0 thanks to Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen, who found the net in the first half.

The result left Rohr’s men as Group C leaders – in contention for a third-round ticket – having accrued nine points from four matches.