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Abuja to host Eagles/Angola tie, as NFF monitors strike


The planned international friendly match between the home-based Eagles and the Africa Cup of Nations-bound Palancas Negras of Angola will now hold on Wednesday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The match which was speculated to have been moved to Cotonou in the Republic of Benin to avoid disruptions from the proposed nation-wide strike by organised labour has now been confirmed for Abuja.

The Nigeria Football Federation media officer, Demola Olajire told Sports Vanguard Sunday that “the match is no longer going to hold in Benin because there was a late decision to stage the match at the Abuja National stadium. The match will now come up on Wednesday.”

Olajire confirmed that the Angola national team will arrive Abuja Monday. “Yes, they are expected to come in a chartered flight,” he said.

The NFF spokesman was not unmindful of the looming strike by organised labour, as he said, “we expect that by Wednesday, there would have been a settlement to the fuel subsidy removal crisis. All things being equal, the match will go on.”



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