Lagos - Federation Burkinabe de Foot-Ball, Burkina Faso’s
football governing body, has moved the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN)
final qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Etalons from Saturday
The Nigeria Football Federation received correspondence from
the FBF on Monday indicating a change in date of the tie, and immediately
protested, saying the change was coming less than the 10 days stipulated in the
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“We have complained to CAF about this change in date that
came only five days to the match, as against a minimum of 10 days enshrined in
“It means we will now have to alter all our arrangements to
play the CHAN qualifier match on Sunday,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed
Sanusi, said on Tuesday.
The new date means the Super Eagles will now travel to
Ouagadougou on Friday evening, have the official training in the evening of
Saturday and play the Etalons at the August 4 Stadium on Sunday. They are
scheduled to depart Ouagadougou immediately after the match.
Nigeria have a 2-0 advantage in the CHAN fixture, with goals
from Yaro Bature and Gbolahan Salami in the first leg in Port Harcourt on
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