AFCON 2019: Super Eagles To Arrive Seychelles On Their Own
Players of the Super Eagles invited for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Seychelles will fly directly from their various club sides to the Eastern Africa country.
This means the team will not be converging in Nigeria for training as it is done in most cases.
Traditionally, the team will camp in Nigeria for some days before traveling to the host country aboard a chartered flight.
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that for logistics reasons, players will not need to converge in Nigeria.
“For ease of logistics and in consideration of convenience, (NFF Exco) Board approved that the players (as well as team officials not based in Nigeria) fly direct into Seychelles from their bases in Europe while the one player from Nigeria and Nigeria –based match officials fly from Nigeria aboard commercial aircraft.”
Reasons for this decision were not given, but Bounce News gathered that the crisis in the Glass House, which has affected inflow of money, may not be unconnected to the unusual development.
Nigeria will play Seychelles in capital city Victoria on Friday, 7th September 2018.
The Super Eagles lost their first game of the qualifiers 2-0 to South Africa in Uyo.
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