Super Eagles Arrive In Accra For WAFU Tournament
The Super Eagles have arrived in Takoradi, Ghana for the 2017 West Africa Football (WAFU) tournament.
The team landed in Accra on Sunday night and immediately proceeded to the town of Takoradi by road.
The trip to Takoradi, where all the participating teams except host team Ghana are being accommodated, took four hours and Nigeria is lodged at the Best Western Hotel in the twin city of Sekondi.
The Super Eagles play their first match on Monday against Sierra Leone. The game will kickoff 6pm local time, which is 7pm in Nigeria.
Victory over the Leone Stars will take Nigeria into the tournament’s group phase contest that will see the surviving eight teams divided into two groups of four teams each.
Hosts Ghana and Guinea are among the teams that have made it into the group phase, after the Ghanaians survived a tough duel with The Gambia 1-0 and Guinea came from behind to edge Guinea Bissau 2-1.
Mali will tackle Mauritania in Monday’s first match starting at 3pm Ghana time (4pm Nigeria time).
Eagles’ Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf is using the tournament as part of preparations for next year’s 5th African Nations Championship, for which Nigeria has qualified after edging Benin Republic on aggregate.
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