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Nigeria vs. Cape Verde Islands; Three key things to expect in this World Cup qualifying match

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Nigeria would look horns with Cape Verde Island at home as match day 6 of the African World Cup qualifiers takes place earnestly.

Both sides would square up in Lagos, Teslim Balogun Stadium with the visitors reported to have arrived the Arena ahead of the show down.

It promises to be a huge game at home as Nigeria lead Cape Verde with just two points ahead of this game.

Following this key match, evaluates the three key talking points ahead of Nigeria’s match with Cape Verde.

Three points for Nigeria

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The Super Eagles would be expected to pick the 3 points at home while they welcome the obviously toughest side in their group which is Cape Verde.

The Islanders would not be an easy side to play against though. But the Super Eagles with their overall (huge) pedigree in African football should be able to get the job done at least at home.

While they must approach the game with caution as Portugal was shocked at home by Serbia even when they only need a point to quality.

Dominant display from Super Eagles

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The Super Eagles are the obvious favourite in this clash. And there’s no doubt about that since they’ve defeated Cape Verde 1-2 away from home.

Gernot Rohr and his side was able to secure a 1-2 away win against the Islanders in the reverse fixture thanks to a bizarre own goal from the Cape Verde’s center back.

Even when Nigeria was bereft of the services of star players like Oghenekaro Etebo, Joe Aribo, Frank Onyeka to name but a few.

And with the so called names available for selection, a dominant display beckons in this match as the Super Eagles get set for a showdown at home against visitors Cape Verde Islands.

Massive Lagos (home) support

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The frenetic Lagos atmosphere would be positive for Nigeria going into this match as hostility ensure in Tuesday match day 6 decider.

Former Manchester United Star Odion Ighalo is expected to play a part in this match after rescinding his international decision to return to the Eagles fold.

While the Lagos fans would be very much supportive of their darling Super Eagles team with stars like Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen expected to be on show here from the onset..


This article was updated 1 year ago



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