Nigeria’s delegation for a FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Cape Verde have lanedon the island of Mindelo.
They arrived on Monday, after a four-hour flight from Lagos.
There were 21 players on board, following the departure of UK-based players, because of COVID-19 regulations on ‘Red List’ countries.
The game which is scheduled for the 5,000–capactiy Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena, affords a number of ambitious fresh legs not deployed in Friday’s 2-0 win over Liberia in Lagos to stake claims for permanent shirts in the Nigeria squad.
The absence of Olaoluwa Aina, William Ekong and Leon Balogun probably means that Italy –based Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem of FC Boavista in Portugal and Spain –based Kenneth Omeruo will start against the Blue Sharks on Tuesday evening.
The departures of two–goal hero, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi also open the door for perhaps Terem Moffi and Henry Onyekuru. But it is in the midfield that Coach Gernot Rohr would have to empanel entirely unaccustomed partners and charge them to deliver.
Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo have all returned to the UK. Coach Rohr may opt to deploy the versatile Abdullahi Shehu to the midfield as he has done a couple of times, most recently in Sierra Leone against the Leone Stars in a 2021 AFCON qualifier. Russia –based Chidera Ejuke, Italy –based former junior international Kingsley Michael and new face, Innocent Bonke, from Sweden are all available.
Evicted BBNaija housemate, Boma Akpore has tendered an apology to Nigerians who are raving mad about his abominable dealings with a married housemate, Tega.
KemifilaniNews recalls that Boma’s eviction was much anticipated than that of other housemates who were also evicted yesterday. He was declared the most wanted since his illicit affair with Tega and his ‘Okro’ strategy of getting highlights from lovers of the show.
Taking to his Instagram page, Boma, who had most likely seen the disgusting comments about him has apologised for his wrongdoings and hope for a better relationship with his fans.
Speaking further, he said you have to make mistakes for you to learn from your mistakes.