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Super Eagles fly to Ouagadougou

23 October 2015, 13:17

Lagos - The delegation of Nigeria’s home –based senior team, Super Eagles B, will fly out to Ouagadougou on Friday night ahead of Sunday’s 2016 African Nations Championship final qualifying match against the Etalons of Burkina Faso.

A chartered ARIK Air aircraft will fly out of the Port Harcourt International Airport at about 5.30pm Nigeria time, and will land in the Burkinabe capital after about two-and-half hours.

NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko will lead a delegation of 22 players, 13 technical and backroom staff, a number of stakeholders, some NFF staff, a couple of media representatives and members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club.

Also read: Burkina Faso vs Nigeria CHAN qualifier moved to Sunday

The Super Eagles will have the official training at the August 4 Stadium in Ouagadougou on Saturday evening, with the match to start at 4.00pm (5pm Nigeria time) on Sunday at the same venue.

The Eagles will be without Head Coach Sunday Oliseh, who became dizzy and weak after lunch on Thursday and flew to Belgium Thursday night on the advice of Super Eagles’ medics.

CAF has appointed Mohamed Ragab Omara from Libya as the referee for Sunday’s match, with his compatriots Foaad Mohamed El Maghrabi, Baesus Safe-El Naser and Abdallah Baesus Ashraf as assistant 1, assistant 2 and reserve referee respectively.

The match commissioner is renowned former FIFA referee from Mauritania, Idrissa Sarr.

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