Kelechi Iheanacho netted twice as Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 in Lagos on Friday to go top of an African World Cup qualifying group.
The Leicester City forward struck after 21 and 45 minutes. Both goals were set up by another English Premier League star, Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi.
Coach Gernot Rohr said: “The job has been done.
“We had to win our first game at home and we did not concede a goal.
“We will be without nine players (in Cape Verde) — that means it will be another team and it is not easy to build a new team within days.
“We will also play on a synthetic pitch. This will be a challenge. It will be more difficult than against Liberia.”
Nigeria is seeking a seventh appearance at the World Cup having featured in all but one of the editions since making a debut appearance at the 1994 edition in the United States.