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CPV coach admits is not easy to play against players with EPL, Serie A experience after Nigeria defeat

CPV coach admits is not easy to play against players with EPL, Serie A experience after Nigeria defeat

Cape Verde national team coach Bubista was glad for his players in spite of their inability to advance to the following round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The Blue Sharks got done with eleven point, two not as much as pacesetters Nigeria who were driving Group C from the initial match day right to the end.

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In a clash at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday evening, Victor Osimhen gave the Super Eagles a lead within one minute yet the guests balanced through Ianique dos Santos Tavares five minutes after the fact.

Bubista was delighted that his side had the option to coordinate with the actual Nigerian players, some of whom have played for clubs in the main five European Leagues.

“The game was very divided. Obviously, Nigeria took the dispute to the physical part, exploiting many long balls and forcing our central defenders to have to make a huge effort in terms of direct play,” Bubista was quoted as saying by
Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana.

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“But I think our defenders did well, it’s not easy to play against players with experience from the Premier League [England] or the Italian league. They are fast and strong.

“But, I think Cape Verde was never inferior, our players had determination from start to finish, it was a pity we didn’t manage to score”.

Nigeria completed the group stage with a one hundred percent away record, winning their three matches and scoring six goals while conceding one.

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