Recall, that Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong, Peter Etebo, Joe Eribo, Wilfred Ndidi, Ola Aina, Leon Balogun and Kelechi Iheanacho, who are all based in the UK had to leave for Britain immediately after the game against Liberia.
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.
Super Eagles arrived Cape Verde at the early hours of Monday, ahead of the Fifa World Cup qualifiers game, the sample of the players was taken as part of CAF protocol.
Bordeaux Samuel Kalu and Venezia’s Tyrone Ebuehi test positive and will be out of the game tomorrow.
The Franco – German men will hope to continue their impressive performance as Group C leaders when they face the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde.
Speaking ahead of the encounter, Cape Verde’s gaffer believes his side his capable of getting the maximum three points against Nigeria.
“Obviously we want to be as strong as possible to look for the three points. As we create opportunities with the Central African Republic, we are confident that we will also be able to create with Nigeria and any other team. We always enter the field with a spirit of victory.”