SUPER EAGLES LEAVE FOR MALAWI ON THURSDAY VIA CHARTER FLIGHT
The Super Eagles resumed training on Tuesday evening in Abuja and the itinerary for their travelling arrangements to Blantyre was revealed. The team is scheduled to leave for Malawi on Thursday night aboard a chartered flight as they will be confronting The Flames of Malawi in Saturday's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match. The Nigerians are currently top of the group with three points followed by Malawi and Kenya, who played out a draw in Nairobi. Namibia is bottom of the group after their 1-0 loss to Nigeria.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) revealed on Tuesday that the team will leave on Thursday night and arrive in Blantyre in the early hours of Friday which will enable the team to train on Friday evening on the artificial turf of Kamuzu Stadium, venue for Saturday's encounter.
The team had to leave Calabar on Monday for Abuja to train on the artificial turf at the FIFA Technical Centre's facility, inside the National Stadium Complex to familiarize themselves to the surface which will be used in Malawi. On Tuesday, an advance party of NFF officials left the country for Malawi, so as to prepare ground for the team's arrival on Friday morning.
The match on Saturday will kick-off at 2.30pm Malawi time (1.30pm Nigeria time) and will be handled by referees from Mauritius.