Rohr predicts difficult game against Cape Verde as 10 Nigeria stars out of tie

September 7, 2021
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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has expressed concerns over his depleted squad ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde.

The Eagles began their campaign for World Cup ticket with a 2-0 victory over Liberia last Friday in Lagos and are billed to play Cape Verde in the second round on Tuesday (today).

10 players in the Rohr’s team that executed the Liberia game have not travelled with the rest of the team to Cape Verde due to some COVID-19 rules.

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Among the 10 are seven UK-based players who could not go because of UK government’s rule that individuals who travel to “red zones” — which Cape Verde falls into — must quarantine for 10 days upon return.

Serie A defender, Ola Aina, also did not travel with the squad to Mindelo, and returned to Italy instead. Tyrone Ebuehi and Samuel Kalu have also been forced out after reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.

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