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Kelechi Iheanacho And Other England Players Out Of Clash With Cape Verde

Super Eagles of Nigeria faces the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde in a world cup qualifying match in Sao Vicente without Kelechi Iheanacho and all players playing in England .

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In the first match of the qualifying process decided at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos, Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals for the Super Eagles in the match against the Lone Stars of Liberia.

However, for the match against Cape Verde, players like Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Troost Ekong, and Etebo will not be available as they have already returned to their respective bases in England.

The reason for their non-availability is because of British government's restriction on red list countries for COVID-19 of which Cape Verde is included.

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However, players plying their trade in other leagues across Europe will be available for the match scheduled to be played in Estadio Municipal Aderito Sena Mindelo Stadium, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde.

Nigeria needs to win this match to consolidate its leadership of the group.

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