Nigeria’s flag bearers in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United, will fly out to Tunisia today to begin the group stage of the competition at Club Africain.
The clash, which is the first fixture of Group A will be played on Sunday.
The Nigerian side will fly out aboard Egypt Air through the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.
“We are travelling to Tunisia on Friday”, coach Stanley Eguma said.
“The team left Port Harcourt yesterday for Abuja. “Then, on Friday, at 1pm, the team will be airlifted by Egypt Air with a one night stop-over in Cairo, Egypt. Then early Saturday morning, we will fly from Cairo to Tunis.”
Eighteen players and unspecified number of officials will make the trip.
Rivers United dropped out of the CAF Champions League following a 4-3 aggregate defeat to El-Merriekh of Sudan in the last qualification match.
However, they overcame Rayon Sports of Rwanda 2-0 over the two legs to seal a place in the Confederation Cup group games.