Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Kaduna to host Eagles, Pharaohs AFCON 2017 clash again

The Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna will host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016, the NFF announced on Wednesday. The Super Eagles played their first
AFCON Qualifying Group game in Kaduna, the same venue which landed Captain Enyeama (over negative comments) and Ogenyi Onazi (fined $5000 by NFF over red card booking) in trouble.
Officials have also confirmed that work will be undertaken on the pitch of the stadium, aswell as a couple of other areas that need to be improved before the clash with the seven time Africa Cup of Nations winners. The match comes up in exactly 40 weeks.
Nigeria and Egypt share top spot on the Group G table, with the Pharaohs ahead on one goal advantage, following their 3-0 whiplash of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars in Cairo in penultimate weekend’s opening matches. A day before, the Super Eagles had beaten Chad 2-0 also in Kaduna.
The winner of the fixture qualifies for the African U-23 Championship coming up in Senegal in December, where the best three of the eight participating teams will be eligible to represent Africa at the Men’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics. The fourth –placed team in Senegal will play-off against a team from Asia.

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