Central African Republic forward Karl Namngada who scored the lone goal against Nigeria in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers game on Thursday, says the “Wild beast” will not be carried away with the victory in Lagos, Nigeria.
CAR, ranked 124th in the world according to the latest 2021 FIFA men’s ranking, were able to defeat the Super Eagles that paraded top European football players through a 90th minute strike by Karl Namnganda, a division four player of Les Herbiers’, gave CAR the much needed point and boost to the second leg. Making it the first team to defeat the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifiers in 40 years.
Karl Namnganda speaking to OJBSPORT said they celebrated the win on Thursday but wasn’t far away from reality, knowing what’s ahead of them on Sunday.
“After the game on Thursday, we did celebrate but we quickly refocused to concentrate on the coming game on Sunday because we know Nigeria will come back to try and get the three points.”
“So it is up to us to stay concentrated and try and play the same way we did on Thursday and if we can get the win, then why not. Our objective is to play collectively because it is going to be a more complicated game than the Thursday game and we know Nigeria are going to come for the three points.”
The 25-year-old forward revealed that the goal he scored against Nigeria has brought spotlight on him, and as well as his club side.
“I think this goal has made my name known and I hope I will score many more against other teams as well.”
“It has also made people know my French club and it has made people talk about. I hope it will bring me good things for the future and in my career.”
The Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived in Douala earlier today and will take on the Wild beast of Central African Republic by 2am GMT on Sunday, 10th of October 2021.