SUPER EAGLES, PHARAOHS NOW TO PLAY ON MARCH 25

 SUPER EAGLES, PHARAOHS NOW TO PLAY ON MARCH 25

Ahmed Hassan (R) and Mahmoud Fathallah (L) of Egypt vies for the ball with Obasi Ogbuke (C) of Nigeria during their group “C” stage match at the African Cup of Nations CAN2010 at the Ombaka stadium in Benguela on January 12, 2010. Egypt won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Day 3 qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt will now take place at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday, March 25.

This decision followed a mail sent to the NFF by the Confederation of African Football on Wednesday that Nigeria should endeavor to make room for “a minimum of two full days of rest between the two matches.”

Although CAF had given Nigeria the latitude to pick any day between 23rd and 26th March for the Day 3 clash, and handed Egypt the option of picking any day from 26th to 29th for the Day 4 encounter, the continental body appealed to the NFF to pick a new date that would ensure two full days of rest ahead of the second match.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said on Thursday that the match has now been moved forward by 24 hours, so the match will be played on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 will serve as the day for the two teams to travel, while March 27 and 28 will be rest days before the return leg on Tuesday, March 29.

 

LTV

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