Gernot Rohr’s men left Lagos early Monday morning and arrived at the island where Tuesday’s encounter will take place.
Nigeria have reached Sao Vicente against Cape Verde for Tuesday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
The Super Eagles initially landed at Amalkar Cabral International Airport on Salik Island because Sao Vicente’s Caesarea Aurora Airport was closed.
A few hours later, it was reopened and they were connected to Sao Vicente by a chartered Air Peace flight that took them out of Lagos early Monday morning.
The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Estadio Municipal Adiro Cena in Mandela, but due to travel restrictions, the Super Eagles will be without stars based in the UK.
Rangers duo Leon Balogan and Joe Arebo, Leicester City’s Wolfred Neddy and Kelichi Ihanacho, Everton’s Alex Aubrey, Watford’s William Trust Ekong and Oginikaro Aitbo have left the camp to return to their respective clubs.
The Premier League has banned players from traveling to redlisted countries on the British government’s Corona virus watch.
Nigeria started their qualifying campaign for Qatar 2022 with a 2-0 win over Liberia at the Teslim Boulogne Stadium on Friday.
Cape Verde topped Group C with three points after a 1-1 draw with the Central African Republic in their opening match on September 1.
Tuesday’s match in Mandelo is expected to take place on an artificial pitch and a closed stadium, however, Granot Rohr’s men trained on Saturday at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos, to familiarize themselves with the situation.
Victory over the Blue Sharks will increase Nigeria’s dominance in Group C and they have been promoted with financial promises if they can secure all three points on the road.
Before he left Mariutala Mohammed International Airport on Monday, Airpace CEO Alan Onima vowed to pay the Super Eagles 20 million naira if he won.
The three-time African champions have met Cape Verde only once before in an international friendly match that ended in a goalless draw in January 2013.