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Dream Team, Super Falcons jet out Friday

29 July 2015, 18:52Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria’s Dream Team VI and the Super Falcons will on Thursday fly out of the country for their second leg ties of the 2016 Olympics qualifiers.

Dream Team, led by Siasia defeated Congo 2-1 in Port Harcourt and are set for a tougher test when they play the return leg this weekend in Pointe Noire.

The Dream Team, gold medalists at the Men’s Football Tournament of the Olympics at the Centennial Games in Atlanta 19 years ago, will be led by the man who took the team to silver at the Olympics in Beijing seven years ago. They will fly aboard Ethiopia Airline to Pointe Noire, to arrive just after noon.

The Super Falcons were held to a 1-1 draw by Equatorial Guinea in the first leg played in Abuja, with an expectedly difficult return leg in Bata.

 Also read: Falcons captain laments Equatorial Guinea draw

The Falcons will fly into Malabo at about 3am on Friday aboard CEIBA airline, and then proceed to mainland Bata by 7am. The team is scheduled to have the official training at the Stadium Nkoatoma de Bata on Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s clash between the two strongest women’s football –playing nations in Africa.

FIFA has appointed Marximina Luzia Bernardo from Angola as referee for the Equatorial Guinea-Nigeria match in Bata, with fellow Angolans Luisa Massanga Luhaco, Andalia Bimbi Francisco Jeremias and Tania Marisa Duarte as first assistant, second assistant and fourth official respectively. Agathe Athacou of Cote d’Ivoire is the referee assessor and Nomsa Mahlangu from South Africa as commissioner.

In Pointe Noire, Mohamed Marouf from Egypt is the referee, alongside compatriots Mahmoud Ahmed Abo El Regal, Samir Gamal Saad and Mahmoud Zakria El Banna who will serve as first assistant, second assistant and reserve referee respectively. Bernard Mfubusa from Burundi is the match commissioner.

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