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World Cup Qualifiers: Niger came from behind to beat Djibouti 4-2

Niger Republic National Team
Niger Republic National Team [Photo: CAFOnline]

Niger came from a goal down to beat Djibouti 4-2 and pick their first win in match day two of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Monday.

Anas Ali had given Djibouti a dream start with a goal in the 32nd minute, burying the ball home after the Niger keeper had spilled a cross from the left. They took the lead to halftime and were surely dreaming of better days after their 8-0 humbling by Algeria on Match Day one.

But, Niger fought to get back into the game and equalized four minutes after the breakthrough Mohamed Wonkoye who wriggled his way into the box before calmly slotting past the keeper.

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Victorien Adebayor then shot home the second in the 56th minute when he broke inside the box after another good move by Niger. Wonkoye then doubled his tally and made it 3-1 for Benin off the penalty spot in the 64th minute before Amadou Sabo made it 4-1 four minutes later.

Warsama Hassan scored Djibouti’s second in injury time, but could not stop his side from losing, as Niger raised their Group A tally to 3 points.

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