Okpotu Anthony of Nigeria celebrates goal with Salisu Yusuf, coach of Nigeria during 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations match between Ghana and Nigeria at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana on 18 September 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Monday Jan 08, 2018. 11:00
Nigeria will fly out of the country on Monday night for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals taking place in Morocco, 13th January – 4th February 2018.
Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official website that the local-based Super Eagles will fly aboard a Turkish Airline flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and connect Rabat from Istanbul on Tuesday morning.
“The team will train for a few days in Rabat before heading to Tangier on Friday, 12th January,” Achor explained to thenff.com.
The Super Eagles will take on Rwanda (hosts of the last edition of the competition two years ago) at the Stade Ibn Batouta on Monday, 15th January, starting from 7.30pm (8.30pm Nigeria time).
Before games against Libya at the same venue on Friday, 19th January (starting from 4.30pm; 5.30pm Nigeria time) and Equatorial Guinea in Agadir on Tuesday, 23rdJanuary (starting 7pm Morocco time; 8pm Nigeria time).
The team will be under the guidance of Salisu Yusuf, who is also serving as the Nigeria senior national team assistant coach.
Nigeria are hoping to win the continental tournament for the first time since its inception in 2009.