Nigeria home based Eagles will on Friday travel by road to Benin Republic for the 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers.

The team will board a flight from Kano to Lagos, from where they will then head to Benin Republic.

The Salisu Yusuf tutored side has been training in Kano for two weeks ahead of the fixture against their West African rivals

They will be hosted in Cotonou on Sunday in the first leg before playing the return leg in Kano on August 19.

Players were released for Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League week 33 matches, and they have returned to camp to continue preparations for the Cotonou cracker.

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