Eagles fly out to Egypt Saturday

Eagles fly out to Egypt Saturday
Aaron Samuel

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Mar 24, 2016. 09:16

Nigeria will fly out to Egypt on Saturday for the reverse leg of an AFCON 2017 qualifier in Alexandria.

“The team will depart Abuja for Egypt on Saturday,” disclosed NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire.

“They will have enough time to train on Sunday and Monday before the match on Tuesday.”

Cash-strapped NFF will fly the team to Egypt on a regular Egypt Air flight because they cannot afford a chartered flight, which could set them back by as much as $300,000.

Egypt lead Group G with six points from two matches, Nigeria are two points behind with only the group winners automatically qualifying for Gabon 2017.

Tanzania have also recorded four points after they beat hosts Chad 1-0 on Wednesday.

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