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Eagles head to Lubango

The Nigeria train moves to Lubango today for Wednesday´s Group C game against Mozambique at the Tundavala Stadium.

eagles12The team will depart for the Benguela Airport at 7am from their Hotel Praia Morena for the 35-minute flight to Lubango, which takes off at 9am.

Nigeria, second in Group C with three points, need a win to be sure of a place in the quarter-finals. Egypt have six maximum points from their first two matches and could end up the Group winner if they draw with Benin Republic at a match taking place place in Benguela on Wednesday evening.

The Group winner will stay in Benguela for the quarter- finals, to play the second —placed team from Group D, while the second — placed, likely to be Nigeria, will remain in Lubango for next Monday´s quarter-finals.

Each of the Eagles players, despite the team´s limp performance so far, will earn $33,000 (about N5 million) for reaching the quarter-finals, while Head Coach Shaibu Amodu will make double that amount (N10million).

Members of the Presidential Task Force, headed by Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi are expected to also fly into Lubango from Luanda for Wednesday´s match.


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