World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria, seven African countries progress

Nigeria and Algeria have become the latest two African countries to progress to the play-off round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers after both teams picked up draws in their last round of matches on Tuesday.

Nigeria played a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, to top Group C with 13 points.

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, scored the only goal for Nigeria against Cape Verde.

Algeria, on the other hand, played to a 2-2 draw with Burkina Faso, to top Group A with 14 points.

Two goals from Manchester City’s Riyad Manhrez and Galatasaray’s Sofiane Feghouli ensured the African champions progress to the play-off.

Six African countries are already through to the next round, where the five flag bearers from the continent will be decided.

They are: Senegal, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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