Nigeria Shrug Aside Ethiopia’s Proposed Afternoon Kick-Off.

An Official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says the early kick-off time set by Ethiopia for the October 13 World Cup playoff won’t deter “the best team” from emerging victorious.

The General Secretary of the NFF, Musa Amadu, who revealed this following a couple of unnessecitated efforts by the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) to unsettle the Eagles, says he expects the most in-form team to win the day.

Reports suggest that the Super Eagles’ opponents have had a a proposed match date of October 20, which does not fall within the Fifa-free date, rejected by the world football governing body.

This has been seen as a ploy by the pioneering African football nation to make it difficult for Nigeria to have the European-based footballer for the encounter.

Super Eagles Forward Victor Moses Scored Twice Against Ethiopia in the Group Stage of Afcon 2013.
Super Eagles Forward Victor Moses Scored Twice Against Ethiopia in the Group Stage of Afcon 2013.

Also the decisive playoff duel has been scheduled to start from 2pm Ethiopian time.

“The early kick-off will not have any adverse effect on our team,” Amadu said. “We believe it will be a game between 11 players on one side and 11 on the other side and the best team will win on the day.”

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