AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Fly To Tunisia Ahead Of Fresh Battle With Libya
The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles are about now on their way to Sfax, Tunisia ahead of Tuesday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matchday four encounter against Libya.
The Eagles are flying aboard a charter flight for the game that will take place at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxien.
The chartered flight which landed in Uyo at 0729 hours on Monday morning is operated by MaxAir and the aircraft type is Boeing 733 while the flight number is 5N-MHM.
It is understood that the plane will make a technical stopover in Kano for refueling before flying straight to Sfax.
The Super Eagles are also expected to depart Sfax immediately after the match and arrive in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday, 17th October.
Gernot Rohr’s men defeated the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 on Saturday at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo, with Odion Ighalo bagging a hat-trick and Samuel Kalu scoring the other goal.
The three-time AFCON winners have won their last qualifying fixtures since suffering a 2-0 home loss to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on matchday one in Uyo.
Nigeria are currently in second position in the Group E table with six points following the win against Libya, one point less than South Africa’s who beat Seychelles 6-0 in Johannesburg.
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