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AFCON qualifier: NFF race to get Kaduna ready

Nigeria Football Federation and the Kaduna State Football Association are taking advantage of the postponement in date, to get the Ahmadu Bello Stadium ready for the Africa Nations Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 26.

The NFF sought a change in date to March 26 and it was approved by CAF.

According to the NFF secretary-general, Sanusi Mohammed the move was to get the Kaduna Stadium ready. He said there was still work to be done to get the stadium ready for the crucial encounter.

“We have seen every part of the stadium, and it seems ready for the Eagles-Pharaohs clash, but there is still some work to be done to ensure we have a perfect atmosphere come March 26,”Sanusi said.

The first leg of the Nigeria and Egypt AFCON 2017 qualifier was moved by three days by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), following a request by the NFF. The second leg will now be played on March 29.

The Super Eagles are second on the log with four points from two games, behind Egypt who have six points from same number of matches.


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