Victor Osimhen ‘s Goal Saves Nigeria as Super Eagles Draw Cape Verde    

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Victor Osimhen early minute goal has saved the super Eagles of Nigeria from International Humiliation, in the world Cup qualifies match.
As it stands now, the Super Eagles have topped group C with 13 points after a goalless draw with Cape Verde.

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From the total match played, Nigeria win Four (4) draw one(1) and lost one (1)
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Nigeria vs Cape Verde : Live Stream, Score Updates and How to Watch in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

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90’+4 FULL-TIME Nigeria 1: 1 Cape Verde

90+ Iheanacho’s header is blocked and Nigeria has another corner kick.


Foul. Free kick for Nigeria in the attacking half.


Substitution Nigeria:Ilheanacho replaces Ighalo

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Onyeka replaces Aribo.


Substitution Nigeria:Vagner replaces Paulino.


Substitution Nigeria:Shehu replaces Simon.


Substitution Nigeria:Shehu replaces Simon.

66′ Substitution Cape Verde:

Tavares replaces Andrade.

Lima replaces Rocha.

65′ Okoye flies off his line to snatch the loose ball as Cape Verde end up in the home team’s box.


Foul. Free kick for Cape Verde in the attacking half.


Offside, Nigeria.


Half Time: Nigeria 1-1 Cape Verde


The first half ends:Nigeria 1-1 Cape Verde


Ighalo finds space to the left, raises his head to choose Osimhen, but his cross is cleared. There will be two additional minutes.


Foul. Free kick for Cape Verde in the attacking half.


Foul. Free kick for Nigeria on the left wing


Iwobi finishes very well but the goalkeeper saves and sends a corner kick. Osimhen gets up to head the resulting corner kick, but he can’t score.


Ighalo’s shot. It is a great opportunity for the experienced forward in the area, but he does not manage to connect clearly.


Corner kick for Nigeria.


Foul. Free kick for Nigeria in the attacking half.


Foul. Free kick for Cape Verde in the attacking half.


Wilfred Ndidi is shown the yellow card.

17:233 minutes ago


Osimhen’s header goes way off track


Foul. Free kick for Nigeria in the attacking half.

 minutes ago


Foul. Free kick for Nigeria in the defensive half.

17:18  minutes ago


Iwobi’s shot. Well, it was an excellent 10 minute opening in Lagos. We already have two goals.

17:15 minutes ago


Tavares heads off. In another play he stopped ball, this time from the left, but he couldn’t keep his head down.

17:13 minutes ago


Goal! Cape Verde Stopíra finishes off the goal and ties the score.

17:08 14 minutes ago

1′ GOAL, Victor Osimhen

Goal! Nigeria Simon takes the corner. Victor Osimhen tucks it away. It’s a dream start for Nigeria.

17:03  minutes ago


Corner kick for Nigeria.

10:58   minutes ago


Whistle the referee and start the game!

10:53  minutes ago


Players warm up beforehand at the Stadium:

 Nigeria vs Cape Verde Prediction

Nigeria 1  : Cape Verde 1

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What time is Nigeria vs Cape Verde match for 2022 World Cup Qualifiers?

The time at which the game  Nigeria vs Cape Verde will begin on November 16th, 2021 in various  countries are listed below
  • Argentina: 1:00 PM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • Bolivia: 12:00 PM ESPN 3 / STAR+ 
  • Nigeria : 5: 00pm
  • Brazil: 2:00 PM in STAR+
  • Chile: 1:00 PM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • Colombia: 17:00 AM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • Ecuador: 17:00 AM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • USA (ET): 17:00 AM in ESPN+
  • Spain: 5:00 PM
  • Mexico: 10:00 AM
  • Paraguay: 1:00 PM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • Peru: 17:00 AM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • Uruguay: 1:00 PM in ESPN 3 / STAR+
  • Venezuela: 12:00 PM in ESPN 3 / STAR+

Here are the Latest games between Nigeria vs Cape Verde

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Key player of Cape Verde

Jlio Tavares is a forward who currently plays for Al-Faisaly in the Saudi Professional League.

He is a member of the Cape Verde soccer team, having appeared in 39 international matches and scoring four goals. On November 14, 2012, he made his professional debut in a friendly match against the Ghana national team. Victor Osimhen

Júlio Tavares Nigeria vs Cape Verde

Key player of Nigeria Super Eagles

Wilfred Ndidi, a young Nigerian, is the current conductor of Leicester City. Since joining the English club, he has established himself as a key member of the British city centre team’s starting lineup.

He is a young footballer who possesses exceptional physical abilities. It was the antidote to the void created by N’Golo’s departure from Chelsea.

Wilfred Ndidi,

The following are the possible Nigeria vs Cape Verde lineups.

Nigeria:Okoye; Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Collins, Awaziem; Ndidi, Aribo; Iwobi, Simon, Iheanacho; Osimhen.

  • Coach: Gernot Rohr.

Cape Verde:

Rosa; Stopira, Lopes, Furtado; Fortes, Semedo, Borges, Monteiro; Santos, Mendes; J. Tavares.

  • Coach: Bubista.


The match will be played at Teslim Balogun Stadium.

This qualifier match will be played today afternoon in Lagos, Nigeria, in preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is now predominantly utilised for football events and is the home ground of First Bank FC. The stadium, which is adjacent to the Lagos National Stadium, has a capacity of 24,325 people. It took 23 years to build and cost more than $ 1.3 million when it was finished in 2007. Construction on the stadium, which began in 1984 under the administration of military governor Gbolahan Mudasiru, stalled under military regimes, and the stadium became a white elephant. In 2006, the facility area housed homeless individuals and children.

The stadium hosted the 2009 U-17 Soccer World Cup in 2009. Victor Osimhen

Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Pressure will bring the best out of Eagles, says Musa


Nigeria vs. Cape Verde: Musa believes that pressure would bring out the best in the Eagles.

To qualify for the last round of African qualifications for Qatar 2022, the Eagles need at least a draw.

The Super Eagles have their destiny in their hands after their away victory over Liberia last Saturday. They host the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday for a spot in the final round of qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Blue Sharks are looking for an upset, since the Eagles haven’t won at home since losing to the Central African Republic in October.

Ahmed Musa, the captain of the Super Eagles, has stated that the pressure of a must-win game will bring out the best in the team.

“There will always be all kinds of pressure when you are out there on the football field, as a professional sportsman or woman,” Musa stated on Monday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Victor Osimhen saves 

“You just have to have strong fibre to deal with the pressure from all sides and focus on getting the job done.” Pressure is never an excuse not to give it your all; in fact, it can sometimes help you go above and beyond.”

The Eagles only need a point, whilst the Blue Sharks, who behind the Eagles by two points, require an outright victory.

Some Eagles players, according to Musa, are aching for a taste of the World Cup, which motivates them to go all out for a win on Tuesday.

“For every professional football player, the FIFA World Cup is the biggest stage.” They’re all excited to be there; you don’t need any more persuasion. We stated following Saturday’s play against Liberia in Tangier that we would not settle for a draw against Cape Verde. “Not a single thing has changed.”

Meanwhile, Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says his team is not under pressure to win, but his opponents are.

“We’ve got a job to do, and that job is to win tomorrow.” It’s critical to win so that you know where you’ll be at the end of the day. We’re currently on top of the table, and a win would maintain us there and advance us to the knockout stage. Victor Osimhen saves Nigeria 

“I don’t believe we’re under any duress.” We have a 12-point lead over our opponents. They are the ones that are under a lot of pressure to perform well and win. Our strategy for tomorrow is to win. “It’s something the players are looking forward to.”




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