Top shots of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have expressed doubt over the reality of the youth national team, Flying Eagles taking on Guinea Bissau this Saturday in the first leg of their African U-20 Nations Cup qualifier, due to lack of information from the hosts.
Though media reports out of Bissau insist that the game will go ahead on May 12th, as scheduled by Confederation of African Football (CAF), the NFF have not been contacted by their distant West African neighbours about their details for hosting the match.
Though a journalist in Bissau said the match will go ahead as arranged on Saturday, May 12, continued silence by the hosts has fuelled speculations that they may have pulled out of the match despite beating Sierra Leone in the previous round.
Consequently, NFF have reached out to CAF to ascertain the status of the fixture in Bissau, with high hopes of getting a response not later than Monday.
Pending CAF’s expected response, other things being equal, the Flying Eagles, who beat Pars Academy 3-0 in a build-up match on Sunday in Abuja, are due to fly out to Guinea Bissau on Wednesday.
“The NFF have written to CAF as regards the U20 AFCON qualifier against Guinea Bissau as they are yet to hear from the host FA,” an official confirmed.