27th October, 2014
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced that the Super Eagles will train in Warri, Delta State, ahead of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in Point-noire.
General Secretary of the NFF, Musa Amadu dropped the hint while meeting with the Eagles’ technical crew and support staff at the NFF secretariat in Abuja on Monday.
Nigeria is billed to confront the Red Devils of Congo on 15 November in Point-Noire in a must win game that will be played on an artificial pitch.
“The pitch in Warri where the Eagles will train is an artificial pitch and should provide the required feel and match conditions as the pitch where the game will be played in Congo,” Amadu said in a statement made available to P.M.NEWS Sports by the Media Officer of the Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye.
“This is a very crucial game and we cannot afford to take anything for granted. After the game in Congo, the team will then proceed to Uyo to prepare for the last qualifying match South Africa.
“The Nigeria Football Federation is working round the clock to ensuring that all what the team need to make a success of the November assignments are provided so that the Eagles are able to defend their title in Morocco.
“For us, the real challenge is to go to Congo and get the desired result that will put our qualification aspirations back on the right track,”Amadu added.
The Eagles will need to beat Congo with a clear two goal margin or get a higher scoreline of victory than what the Congolese got in Calabar when they came to Nigeria for the country to be ahead of the Red Devils in Group A after the November 15 clash.