Lagos - The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Nigeria
and Algeria will kick off at 5pm local time on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
The matchday 2 encounter of the qualifiers between both
teams will be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo,
The Nigeria Football Federation said it has won a protest it
quietly launched following the release of the official match appointment, which
set the kick –off time at 5.30pm.
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“The information we sent to FIFA was that we wanted the
match to start at 5pm; we were surprised when the match appointment was
released and the kick –off time was set at 5.30pm. The NFF immediately
protested and eventually, on Wednesday morning, FIFA agreed that the match will
start at 5pm,” NFF’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, said.
that the Nigeria Football Federation thanked SuperSport for funding the cost of
the return trip of the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifier at Zambia.For
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- News24 Nigeria