5 June 2012

Nigeria/Malawi: Super Eagles Depart for Malawi Thursday

Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images-Stanbic
Chiukepo Msowoya of Malawi and Zuela of Angola during the Africa Cup of Nations match between Angola and Malawi from the Cidade Universitaria Stadium on January 14, 2010 in Luanda, Angola.

The Super Eagles will fly of Nigeria to Malawi on Thursday night aboard a chartered flight, for Saturday's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Flames.

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that the team will leave on Thursday and arrive in Blantyre, capital of Malawi, in the early hours of Friday, and will be able to train on Friday evening on the artificial turf of the Kamuzu Stadium.

On Sunday at the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, the wards of Stephen Keshi defeated Namibia's Brave Warriors 1-0 in the start to the race to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, and on Monday, the team flew back to Abuja in order to get accustomed to artificial turf by training at the FIFA Technical Centre's facility, inside the National Stadium Complex.

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.

Saturday's match at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre will start at 2.30pm Malawi time (1.30pm Nigeria time) and will be refereed by officials from Mauritius.

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