Super Eagles To Train In Warri Ahead Congo Showdown

Published: October 27, 2014
Super Eagles To Train In Warri Ahead Congo ShowdownAhead of next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Congo, the Super Eagles will train in Warri, the Nigeria Football Federation has informed.

And the Federation has given the reasons for picking Warri as the training base, citing the fact that the pitch conditions are the same with
Point-noire, venue of the clash between the second and third place teams in Group A of Afcon qualifying.

“The pitch in Warri where the Super 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.

“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 qualifier against South Africa.

“The Nigeria Football Federation is working round the clock to ensuring that all the team needs to make a success of the November assignments are provided so that the Super Eagles are able to defend their title in Morocco,”Musa Amadu, general secretary of the NFF, said in a statement.

Nigeria are three points behind Congo but they will be looking to leapfrog the opponents in the standings with a handsome win on November 15.

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