Chairman of the Kwara State Football Association, Malam Idris Abdullahi Musa (Thuraya) has described the Super Eagles of Nigeria clash with Cape Verde in their second group game of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifier as a trickish encounter.
Ahead of the clash against the Blue Sharks, he has called on the players and technical crew to maintain focus and be wary of the threat the Cape Verdians might pose.
Thuraya, who was a key figure at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday where Leicester City’s forward, Kelechi Iheanacho’s first half brace set Nigeria to the path of the 2-0 win against Liberia, said:
“We have to be very disciplined for this type of games. The Cape Verdians are no longer a pushover when you consider how they’ve rose in football for the past few years”.
“Some of the players have departed back to their base in Europe, meaning the technical crew has a lot to do in terms of getting the best leg out on the pitch and there has to be a sort of improve performances from the Liberia game if we’re to get any positive results from this game” he said.
In another development, the Head of Media and Publicity of the FA, Bolaji Lawal confirmed that Secretary of the Association, Kashim Agaka was among the NIgeria Football Federation (NFF) delegates that departed Muritala Mohammed International Airport for Cape Verde aboard Air Peace around 2am for match billed for the Aderito Sena Stadium in the Island of Mindelo.