Cape Verde is one of the West African countries that has suffered the most from Covid-19 infections.
The World Cup qualifier match between Nigeria and Cape Verde will be played behind closed doors. This is in adherence to FIFA’s Covid-19 protocols.
According to a report by Noticia do Norte, the Cape Verdean Football Federation FCF received a communication from CAF, stating that they would have to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria without fans in their second group stage game in the World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria face Cape Verde on the 7th of September at the at the Adérito Sena Municipal Stadium, in Mindelo. The Super Eagles will hope to take advantage of the absence of fans at the stadium to grab their second win of the qualification series.
However, the Blue Sharks will see to it that they secure a result from the Super Eagles as they were held to a 1-1 draw in their first game against Central African Republic.