The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Algerian referee Mustapha Ghorbal to take charge of proceedings between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

The CHAN qualifier will be played at the Stade de l’Amitie on Sunday, starting from 4pm.

Ghorbal will be assisted by compatriots Mokrane Gourari (Assistant Referee 1), Mohammed Serradj (Assistant Referee 2) and Said Aquina (Reserve Referee).

Nigerian team will depart from Lagos by road to Cotonou.

After Nigeria failed to reach the finals of the first two editions of the competition exclusively reserved for footballers plying their trade in their countries’ domestic Leagues, the Super Eagles won the bronze medals at the third edition in 2014.

They, however, could not make the knock–out stage at the fourth edition in Rwanda early last year.

The reverse fixture will hold at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday, August 19, with the winner qualifying for the 5th African Nations Championship scheduled for Kenya in 2018.

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