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ANGOLA REJECTS ABUJA, LAGOS FOR EAGLES CLASH

By NBF News

• Maigari
One of the finalists for the 2012 Nations Cup, Angola, has now asked for Nigeria's second team to play against them in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on January 14.

There has been a bit of confusion over the venue for this 2012 AFCON warm-up earlier fixed for January 11, after the Angolans first claimed the game would be played in Lagos, but Nigerian officials were disposed with staging the clash in Abeokuta.

A nationwide strike action declared by the country's labour union to protest new fuel prices beginning Monday was in danger of also scuttling this match-up, before Angola requested for the game to be played in Benin Republic. 'It looks that we have finally reached an agreement as regards where this match will be played after Angola asked that it be played in Cotonou,' said a top NFF official.

'We, are, therefore, making arrangements in this regard now.'

Officials also said that the Nigeria 'B' team, who has been training in Abuja since last month under Super Eagles' Coach, Stephen Keshi will finally go on break on January 17.

They will then resume next month preparatory to a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier away in Rwanda on February 29.