Abuja - All is set for Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup first
round, first leg encounter between Nigeria’s Nasarawa United FC and AS Academie
Generation Foot of Senegal, at the National Stadium, Abuja.
The match will start at 4pm on Sunday.
On Saturday, the match coordination meeting held at the NFF
Secretariat, Abuja with the match commissioner, Andy Quamie from Liberia
presiding. The match officials from Mauritania are Referee Thiam Amadou, with
Warr Abderrahman, Cheick Mamadou and Babacar Sarr as assistant referee 1,
assistant referee 2 and reserve referee respectively.
Generation Foot’s delegation of 35 persons arrived in Abuja
on Friday, and trained at the National Stadium on Saturday.
While Nasarawa United players will dorn green jerseys for
Sunday’s encounter, the visitors from Senegal will be clad in ox-blood tops and
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The Solid Miners have thrown the gates open for the match
against the Senegalese flagbearers, as Club chairman Isaac Danladi told
thenff.com that “we are calling on the good people of Abuja and environs to
come and support us at the National Stadium so that we can feel truly at home
and our players will be inspired to earn a handsome win.”
While Generation Foot are campaigning on the continent for
the first time, Nasarawa United played in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2007
after crashing out of the more lucrative CAF Champions League.
On Friday, one of Nigeria’s flagbearers in the CAF Champions
League, Enyimba FC, lost 1-0 to Vipers of Uganda in Kampala in a first round,
first leg match.For
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