Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have sent a two-man advance delegation to the capital of Seychelles, Victoria, to prepare ground for the Super Eagles’ arrival for next Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in the city.
The NFF delegation, which is to be led by director of competitions, Ayobola Oyeyode, is to check all logistics, accommodation, welfare and match issues, in order to make everything conducive for the Eagles when the players start arriving on Monday, September 3.
The advance party, which is set to depart to Victoria this weekend, has been mandated to engage with the officials of Seychelles Football Federation on all matters regarding the comfortable stay of the Eagles as well as conducive atmosphere before and after the tie.
They will address matters of accommodation, feeding, local transportation, training pitch and security, as well assess the match venue and pass information to the Eagles’ technical crew before their arrival and through the days heading into the game next weekend.
The Eagles’ technical crew and backroom staff will depart Nigeria on Sunday to prepare for the arrival of the players, but Enyimba FC of Aba goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa will travel with the batch that will fly from Abuja.
Seychelles Football Federation has already scheduled the Group E match day 2 encounter for Stade Linite in Victoria, which is within the island of Mahe, one of the main patches in the archipelago of 115 land spots that make up Seychelles.
The match will kick off at 4.30pm Seychelles time (which is 1.30pm Nigeria time) on Saturday, 8th September.