Nigeria take aim at in-form Cape Verde

Nigeria take aim at in-form Cape Verde
Wilfred Ndidi of Nigeria and Victor Osimhen of Nigeria during the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Liberia and Nigeria

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 15, 2021. 11:00

Nigeria will do battle with Cape Verde in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Group C match on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The game is set to take place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in the largest city in Nigeria and the most populous city in Africa, Lagos.

The Super Eagles made it two wins in a row in Group C when they claimed a 2-0 victory Liberia away on Saturday in what was their penultimate match in the group.


Nigeria are placed at the top of the group standings – two points above second-placed Cape Verde with a place in the third round of qualifying at stake for sides.

Meanwhile, Cape Verde are the most in-form team in Group C having recorded their third win in a row when they defeated Central African Republic 2-1 at home on Saturday.

The Blue Sharks’ three successive wins came against Liberia (beaten twice) and Central African Republic and they will be confident of stunning Nigeria.

Algerian match official Mustapha Ghorbal, who has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2014, is expected to take charge of this crucial encounter.

Nigeria will host Cape Verde for the first time.

Their reverse Group C fixture ended in a 2-1 victory in favour of the Super Eagles in Mindelo in September this year.

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