Abuja - The
crunch African Nations Championship final round, second leg match between
Burkina Faso and Nigeria will no longer take place on Saturday.
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 Saturday.
The highly-anticipated clash has been moved to Sunday at the request of the
Federation Burkinabe de Foot-Ball, Burkina Faso’s football governing body.
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 rules.
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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 the regulations.
“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.
are scheduled to depart Ouagadougou immediately after the match.