20th October, 2015
Federation Burkinabe de Foot-Ball, Burkina Faso’s football governing body, has moved the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) final qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Etalons from Saturday to Sunday.
The Nigeria Football Federation received correspondence from the FBF on Monday indicating a change in date of the tie, and immediately protested, saying the change was coming less than the 10 days stipulated in the rules.
“We have complained to CAF about this change in date that came only five days to the match, as against a minimum of 10 days enshrined in the regulations.
“It means we will now have to alter all our arrangements to play the CHAN qualifier match on Sunday,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Tuesday.
The new date means the Super Eagles will now travel to Ouagadougou on Friday evening, have the official training in the evening of Saturday and play the Etalons at the August 4 Stadium on Sunday. They are scheduled to depart Ouagadougou immediately after the match.
Nigeria have a 2-0 advantage in the CHAN fixture, with goals from Yaro Bature and Gbolahan Salami in the first leg in Port Harcourt on Saturday.