Caf Reschedule Eaglets AYC Qualifying Fixture

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The Confederation of African Football rescheduled the African U-17 Youth Championship (AYC) qualifying match between Nigeria and the Democratic republic of Congo by one week.

The AYC qualifier billed for Lubumbashi was initially scheduled for Sunday, July 20, but now comes up Sunday, July 27.

The regional governing body said it had acted in expectation of a quick resolve to the crises which rocked Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following a Fifa suspension clamped on the country on July 9, due to a court order barring the Aminu Maigari–led Executive Committee from addressing football matters.

Confederation of African Football.
Confederation of African Football.

“CAF is hopeful that an end to this crisis will be found soon,” read a press release by the NFF.

“However, in view of the upcoming match scheduled between DR Congo and Nigeria U-17 national teams on July 20th, 2014 in Lubumbashi, we wish to ensure that the African youth players maintain their chance of playing competitive football for their respective countries.

“As such, please be informed that CAF decided to postpone the above mentioned match from July 20th to July 27th, 2014.”

The African country’s suspension was lifted by Fifa on Friday, after the court ruling was vacated and the lawsuit withdrawn by the plaintiff late on Wednesday, in time before the Thursday deadline.

The game between the Golden Eaglets and the DR Congo is the first leg of a 2015 African U-17 Championship qualifying fixture.

Venue is TP Mazembe Stadium Lubumbashi, and kick-off is 3.30pm Congo time (2.30pm Nigeria time) on the new date.

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