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Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Rohr names Super Eagles’ starting XI for World Cup qualifier

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has named his side’s starting XI to tackle Cape Verde in today’s World Cup qualifying tie in Lagos.


Rohr opted to start Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen in Nigeria’s attack line against Cape Verde, according to OwnGoalNigeria.


Nigeria had defeated Cape Verde 2-1 in the reverse fixture in September.


The Super Eagles currently leads Group C with 12 points from five matches, while Cape Verde has 10 points from the same number of matches.


Nigeria head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Liberia in their last game on Saturday.

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Below is Nigeria’s starting XI against Cape Verde:


Maduka Okoye, Chidozie Awaziem, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Jamilu Collins, Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhen.


The kick-off time for the match is 5 pm.

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