CHAN Eagles to play qualifier in Kano
The home-based Super Eagles will play their African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against either of Benin Republic or Togo in Kano, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed on Wednesday.
NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi said the Kano State Government had agreed for the team to begin their camping in the state capital on Monday.
Sanusi said, “The Governor Umar Ganduje administration has approved of the Eagles camping in Kano from Monday ahead of the first leg of their qualifying fixture against either Benin or Togo, which will be in Cotonou or Lome on August 13.
“The Super Eagles’ delegation will depart for the away match on August11, and return to Kano to continue camping for the second leg, which will come up on August19.”
Both Togo and Benin Republic played a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their preliminary fixture in Lome at the weekend, with the second leg slated for the Stade de L’Amitie in Cotonou on Sunday.
The winner will host 2014 bronze medallists Nigeria before flying into Kano for the second leg scheduled for the Sani Abacha Stadium a week later.Punch