The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on the Tubarões Azuis of Cape Verde in an International Friendly on Wednesday, 9th January 2013 at the Algrave Stadium in Faro, Portugal. Both sides are using this match to fine tune strategies for the AFCON 2013 which will hold later this month in South Africa.This match coincides with the deadline that all participating teams are expected to submit their 23-Man final squad list for the biennial competition and as such both teams are expected to field their full strength teams tomorrow.

Cape Verde which is ranked 63rd and will be making it’s AFCON debut this year booked its place by defeating Cameroun 3-2 (2-1, 1-1) on aggregate in the final qualifying round and it’ll want to prove this was not a fluke as they take on Nigeria tomorrow.

Nigeria on the other hand is 10 places above Cape Verde in the FIFA rankings and despite missing out of the 2012 AFCON is still considered a power house in African football. Also, the 1-1 draw against a star-studded Catalonia team last Wednesday serves as a morale and confidence booster for the team and given that it’ll be playing with it’s full compliment of players this time, it’d be expected to be an easy win for the Super Eagles but in football upsets happen. . . .

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Kick-off time is 8.55pm Nigerian Time and it’d be on SuperSport and probably AIT. So what do you think. . . who takes the day? Nigeria, Cape Verde or perhaps they’ll share the spoils? Drop your comments and predictions. . .

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