Nigeria battle Rwanda in Calabar

Nigeria battle Rwanda in Calabar
Onazi (right) vs Ethiopia in a 2014 World Cup final playoff played in Calabar

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Aug 09, 2014. 21:07

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced that the southern coastal town of Calabar will stage next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The NFF have also confirmed that the game will be played on Saturday, September 6.

NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire told"The Nigeria vs Rwanda AFCON 2015 qualifier will be played in Calabar.

"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."

South Africa and Sudan are the other teams in Nigeria’s qualifying group with the top two teams advancing to Morocco 2015 in January.

Calabar hosted all Nigeria’s 2013 AFCON and 2014 World Cup matches.

This was after the pitch at the Abuja National Stadium was found to be unplayable.

By Arafat Aliu

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