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2022 WCQ: Super Eagles Seek To Consolidate Winning Start Vs Cape Verde (See Match Details Inside)

2022 WCQ: Super Eagles Seek To Consolidate Winning Start Vs Cape Verde (See Match Details Inside)

Super Eagles will be hoping to consolidate on their brilliant start to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as the team face Cape Verde at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena, Mindelo on Tuesday.

Last week Friday, Nigeria defeated Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace to send the team top of Group C.

On the other hand, Cape Verde played out a 1-1 draw against the Central Africa Republic (CAR) to share one point apiece.

The Super Eagles will approach the Blue Sharks game missing a handful of first-team regulars who distinguished themselves against Liberia but have departed for their United Kingdom-based clubs.

Head coach Gernot Rohr will be without Friday’s two-goal hero Kelechi Iheanacho, MVP Alex Iwobi, first-choice centre-backs Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong, Rangers ace Joe Aribo, Watford star Oghenekaro Etebo, and Leicester City dynamo Wilfred Ndidi.

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Cape Verde is among countries in Britain’s COVID-19 red zone and players for clubs in the United Kingdom are barred from travelling to such countries.


A win will also brighten the path of the three –time African champions to the knockout final round, given that home-and-away fixture against the Central African Republic is what is on the plate in October.


This will be only the second meeting between both nations and the first competitive clash between them. Their sole fixture came in a friendly fixture in January 2013 which ended in a goalless draw.

Possible Line Ups

Cape Verde possible lineup (4-3-3): Vozinha; D.Tavares, Lopes, Stopira, S.Furtado; Andrade, Ponck, Santos; Mendes, J.Tavares, A.Furtado

Nigeria’s possible lineup (4-2-3-1): Okoye; Aina, Omeruo, Awaziem, Collins; Abdullahi, Bonke; Simon, Kalu, Musa; Osimhen.

Match details

Competition: Africa World Cup qualification, Group C
Date: Tuesday, September 7
Venue: Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo
Kickoff time: 5 pm

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  • Bobo Colorado Springs 3 weeks ago

    Meen, from what i am seeing, Central African Republic is stronger than cape verde and Liberia. Nigeria should not take them for granted.

    • That SE 2-0 win against Liberia is a very poor result. We just don’t know it yet.
      Let other teams face Liberia to give you an idea of how poor it was.

    • Mr. Nice 3 weeks ago

      And they were beaten by Liberia!

      • Bobo Colorado Springs 3 weeks ago

        Bro, they were the better team until the last minute goal by Liberia. Go and watch the game again.

        • Footballfanatic 3 weeks ago

          I watched the game. You are an Alarmist. Which CAR? Liberia outplayed them and of course they were going to play better than their first game after dropping points to Cape Verde. MAN just stop.

  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Mr Nice… prophets of doom are everywhere….LMAOOoo. Nor be who first reach police station dey win case.
    CAR were the better team, yet they’ve dropped 5 points out of 6 playing on their adopted home-ground and hence we should be scared of them and shiver when we hear their name…..LMAOOoo.