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Nigeria vs Rwanda fixed for September 6

11 August 2014, 13:38

Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the Africa Cup of Nations Group A qualifier against Rwanda will be played in the coastal town of Calabar on Saturday, September 6.

"The Nigeria vs Rwanda AFCON 2015 qualifier will be played in Calabar," read a statement by NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire on Monday.

The NFF spokesman also confirmed that the national team would prepare in earnest for the crucial fixture, especially now that there is more clarity on where and when it will be played.

Also read: Keshi focuses on 2015 AFCON qualifiers

"We as a federation are working tirelessly to ensure that the Eagles are prepared for the encounter, which takes place on the 6th of next month," continued the statement.

South Africa and Sudan are the other teams in Nigeria's qualifying group and they are expected to play their opening fixture on the same weekend. The top two teams from Group A will advance to the tournament finals, set to be staged in Morocco in January.

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