Nigeria would trade tackles with the visiting Cape Verde side at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday.
And as is the case here, expectation awaits the Super Eagles as the match beckons in about time.
The likes of William Troost-Ekong and Ahmed Musa are talking though but would they be able to secure the all important three points even though a point would be enough to send Nigeria to the African play-offs place.
Here Isagoal.com reveals the three players key for Nigeria against Cape Verde Islands.
The CSKA Moscow forward that dribbles defenders like knife (hot) passing through butter will be a star ahead of this match.
He will be expected to open up spaces in the camp of the Cape Verde Island side in case they adopt a defensive strategy for this match.
It promised to be exciting watching the silky forward who has been impressive for club and county.
Through he’s been criticized by some sect of Nigerians over dribbling and holding on to long with the ball.
He would be expected to lead the charge for goals while finding the net would be expected of him in the match.
He’s been the arrow head for Nigeria and Napoli since the exit of Odion Ighalo from the Super Eagles.
But with the former Watford man Ighalo back and in contention for a place as duly stated by manager Gernot Rohr.
It remains to be seen it Osimhen will be paired with Ighalo in the fixture. As Victor get set to devour the opposing defence here.
The Leicester City man would be a huge presence in the midfield for Nigeria. While he could be supported by fellow Premier League star Frank Onyeka at the base of Eagles midfield.
The Super Eagles stars absence was felt when he was missing against Central African Republic in home and away outing for Nigeria.
And with his availability in midfield, expect the team to thrive in the middle as he breaks up the play of the opponent.
This article was updated 1 year ago