Captain Ahmed Musa will earn his 100th cap for Nigeria, two days on 11 years after he won his first against Madagascar in Calabar, Cross River State if he takes any part in Tuesday’s encounter against Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifier.
Tuesday’s encounter in the Group C qualifier is scheduled for the 5,000-capactiy Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena.
It affords a number of ambitious fresh legs not deployed in Friday’s 2-0 win over Liberia in Lagos to stake claims for permanent shirts in the Nigeria squad.
Three points will consolidate Nigeria’s leadership of Group C, confirmed after the victory over Liberia, which also followed the draw between Cape Verde and Central African Republic in Douala.
A win will guarantee Nigeria a minimum three points ahead of any other team in the pool.
A win will also brighten the path of the three-time African champions to the knockout final round, given that home-and-away fixture against the Central African Republic is what is on the plate in October.