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Super Eagles defender, Chidozie Awaziem, has stated that they are in Cape Verde to get the maximum points, adding that they don’t have any excuse to lose the tie despite the absence of 10 players for the Group C Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the Nigerians arrived the island nation on Monday ahead of their qualifying game against the Blue Sharks on Tuesday (today) at the Stade Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo.
Speaking to the media after their training on Monday, the Boavista FC defender stated that although the game would be tough, they were going out to get a good result.
‘The atmosphere is really hot, the pitch is synthetic but we have no excuses; we just want to go there and get the maximum points, it’s not going to be easy, it will be a difficult game,’ he told journalists.
Nigeria are currently top of Group C on three points after defeating Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, with Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho grabbing both goals in the first half.
Cape Verde are on one point along with the Central African Republic who lost 1-0 to Liberia on Monday. The Lone Star are currently on three points from two games.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK