Eagles Leaves for Congo on Thursday

Nigeria senior national team will depart the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport for Congo on Thursday for a win-or-burst 2015 Afcon qualifier on a chartered flight, according to officials.

Congo entertains the Super Eagles on Saturday afternoon in Point Noire in a crucial Afcon qualifier, which could well determine the fate of the African champions.

Plans have been concluded with Discovery Air to airlift the coach Stephen Keshi-tutored side to Congo.

Eagles Need Win Their Remaining Two Matches to Stand a Chance of Qualifying for the 2015 Afcon. Image: Getty.
Eagles Need Win Their Remaining Two Matches to Stand a Chance of Qualifying for the 2015 Afcon. Image: Getty.

The match away to Congo is one of two but crucial qualiers for Nigeria, who host South Africa on Wednesday, November 19, in Uyo. The Eagles are expected back in the country immediately after the match against Congo’s Red Devils.

Nigeria are third in Group A with four points, three points behind second-placed Congo who ran away with a 3-2 win in the first leg of the tie played in Calabar.

Victory by a 2-goal margin is sufficient for Nigeria to topple Claude Le Roy’s men on the standings.

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