Chairman of the NFF's technical committee, Barrister Chris Green disclosed this in a telephone chat with Tribunesport.
Green, stated that the friendly was arranged as Cape Verde will equally camp in Portugal.
"Don't forget that it is this tiny island nation that prevented highy rated Indomitable Lions of Cameroun from going to the AFCON 2013, and since they will camp in Portugal as well, we want to use that opportunity to meet them in a friendly. The choice of Cape Verde was also considered because they are also playing in the Nations Cup. They play a brand of Portuguese football that is strong and this will give the Eagles a very good test," he said.
Green further disclosed that the camping of the Eagles in Portugal will only last two weeks from where the squad will proceed to Zimbabwe for other top quality friendlies on the card.
Meanwhile, Tribunesport gathered that the Super Eagles may also meet the Palancas Negras of Angola in one of the top friendlies already scheduled by the Glass House.
"Why not, if the Angola friendly comes up, we would like it, but for now, it has not been confirmed," Green said.