U-23 Eagles Off To Gabon For African Games Qualifier

The Coach Samson Siasia-led Nigeria U-23 Eagles will depart the country for Gabon on Wednesday, 18 February, to honour their All-Africa Games qualifying match against the U-23 National Team of Gabon slated for Libreville on Saturday, 21 February.

Barrister Chris Green, a member of the NFF Executive Committee, will lead the U-23 National Team delegation to Saturday’s 11th

A 35-man delegation, including 19 players, will fly out from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight, to arrive in Libreville by noon on Thursday.

Already, the NFF has provided all details concerning the trip to the Embassy of Nigeria in Libreville, with Mission Staff to receive the delegation on arrival on Thursday, and to mobilise the Nigerian community in Libreville to support the team during the match.

The match will be played on the natural turf of Stade Augustin Monedan a Sibang in Libreville, starting from 3.30pm Gabon time (2.30pm Nigeria time) on Saturday, 21 February.

The second leg will take place in Nigeria on 7 March, with the winner to take on the winner of the Zambia/Madagascar fixture for a place at the Men’s Football Tournament of the 11th All-Africa Games, scheduled for Brazzaville, Congo, 11 –21 July, 2015.

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