Monday, May 16

2022 WCQ: Eagles Land In Cape Verde, Ready To Devour Blue Sharks

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Frankie Omokhua

Nigeria’s Super Eagles arrived at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport in Cape Verde on Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Blue Sharks.

Reports say the could not land at the Sao Vincente airport, earlier schedule for their arrival venue arrangements after the airport was said to have been closed for business.

A message made available on the Super Eagles Facebook page on artival reads: “We have arrived Cape Verde! However, we are currently at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport as we couldn’t land in Sao Vincente where the match will be played because the Cesária Évora Airport had closed”.

“We’re still here and will take off from here soon. It’s just an hour flight. Thanks for your support always!”.

The Eagles started their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification campaign last Friday, after beating the Lone Stars of Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Nigeria leads Group C with three points and Cape Verde with one point following their 1-1 draw against Central Africa Republic last Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Coach Gernot Rohr’s side will be missing Super English Premier League stars in the likes of Kelechi Iheancho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndịdị, Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun, Oghenekaro Etebo and others. They had all traveled back to the United Kingdom immediately after their game against Liberia.

The Cape Verde/Nigeria game will hold at the 5, 000 capacity Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena, Mindelo with kick off time fixed at 2pm (Nigeria time).

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