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NFF Protests CHAN Date Shift

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have protested to CAF a sudden change on the match date for a return leg CHAN qualifier in Burkina Faso.

Federation Burkinabe de Football have moved the CHAN final qualifying match 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,” said NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi.

“It means we will now have to alter all our arrangements to play the CHAN qualifier match on Sunday.”

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 Les Etalons at the August 4 Stadium on Sunday.

They are scheduled to depart NFF Protests CHAN Date Shift Ouagadougou immediately after the match. Nigeria have a 2-0 advantage in the CHAN fixture courtesy of goals from Yaro Bature and Gbolahan Salami in the first leg in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

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