Third meeting between the sides
A win for either side today would see them advance to the Third Round. A draw would be enough for Nigeria but not for Cape Verde so there will be a lot at stake in Lagos in what promises to be a tense match.
It will also be a significant milestone for Gernot Rohr who will oversee his 54th match in charge of the Super Eagles, surpassing the record which he shares with former Nigeria coach, Shaibu Amodu.
Apart from the September meeting in Mindelo, Nigeria and Cape Verde have crossed paths just once before – in a friendly in January 2013 which failed to produce goals.