Nigeria’s soccer team will arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa just 24 hours to kick-off in their next match in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Bafana Bafana.
As was the case with the Super Eagles’ flight to Sfax, Tunisia for their last match in the AFCON 2019 qualification series, in which they beat Libya 3-2 away, footballlive.ng gathered that the squad will once again storm their hosts’ terrain a day before the game.
In what could be a decision to replicate what turned out to be a very successful strategy for the previous game, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed on Sunday that the Eagles will fly out to South Africa on November 16 aboard a chartered aircraft.
The Eagles are top of Group E of the AFCON qualifiers, with nine points from four matches and just a point in South Africa will see the three-time champions qualify for Cameroon 2019.
The Eagles’ match against Bafana Bafana is slated for FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on November 17, with the hosts aiming to consolidate on a 2-0 win away from the first leg in Uyo, which would put their 2019 AFCON ambition back on track, following a draw away to Seychelles.
The NFF stated further at the weekend that the Eagles will open camp in Asaba on November 12, where they will return to take on Uganda in a friendly on November 20 at Stephen Keshi Stadium.