It has now been confirmed that players and officials of the Super Eagles have arrived on the island of Mindelo ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde.
The delegation touched down following a four-hour flight from Lagos, Nigeria.
There were 21 players on board after the UK-based members of the squad returned to their respective bases.
That’s as a result of the British government’s strict regulations on red list countries, which includes Cape Verde.
The affected players include:
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina, William Ekong and Leon Balogun.
Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi are also unavailable.
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi, and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo.
All these players have been confirmed by coach Gernot Rohr to have all left camp.
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