The centre-back made a crucial blunder that saw lowly Central African Republic defeat the Super Eagles, leaving their hopes of qualifying for World Cup 2022 in jeopardy.
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There were doubts about the defender’s fitness after he limped out of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and the Central African Republic.
The Rohr side ended the October international window with a win and a defeat against the Central African Republic.
The Fatih Karagümrük of Turkey striker made his 101st cap against the Central African Republic national football team.
Led by NFF 2nd Vice President/Chairman LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko, the delegation comprised of 23 players, technical officials and backroom staff, some NFF Board Members and Management, a couple of parliamentarians, a number of stakeholders and few media representatives.
The forward was taken off at half-time during Nigeria’s shock 1-0 home defeat by the Central African Republic in their World Cup qualifier.
The body described the loss as emotional torture, adding that the senior national team has been toying with Nigerians’ emotions for so long.
Savoy made the remark after his team defeated the Super Eagles who failed to fly in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in Lagos.
Camp sources hinted that axing the goalie against may not unconnected with his late arrival to camp.
Victors by 7-0 from the first leg played in Douala, the Falconets rather took things easy at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Lagos Island, making it 4-0 with Mercy Idoko, two-goal heroine from the first leg, earning another brace.
Skipper Ahmed Musa, deputy skipper William Ekong and goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi had arrived, alongside defenders Kevin Akpoguma, Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey, Olaoluwa Aina, Abdullahi Shehu and Kenneth Omeruo.
They came in early ahead of the doubleheader World Cup qualifying tie against Central African Republic.
The Falconets made things abundantly clear from the second minute of the match played at one of the stadia designated for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations – Stade Japoma de Douala – when Mercy Idoko finished brilliantly to put Nigeria ahead.
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“At all times, that is my first concern, my priority,” he said. “That is why we are hosting a summit of Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja, to discuss the situation in Chad, and the implications for neighbouring countries.
The National Elections Authority (ANE), the electoral body of the CAR, which announced the results, said Touadera garnered 346,687 votes, or 53.92 per cent of all votes cast.
The attack occurred a day before authorities are due to declare results of the presidential election.
The final round of qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup kicked off in Cote d’Ivoire’s Abidjan on Friday, with the Central African Republic defeating Mali 75-57 points.
The lads on Friday opened their World Cup campaign with a 84-73 victory over Cote d’Ivoire
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