Seychelles Pirates Land in Nigeria for Eagles Clash

The delegation of the Senior National Team of Seychelles, the Pirates, has landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles.

Ademola Olajire, the Nigeria Football Federation’s Director of Communications, disclosed that a 29–man delegation of the Pirates arrived Abuja aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight on Tuesday afternoon, and would be flown to Asaba on Wednesday.

Three-time African champions Nigeria have already secured their place in the finals and will be in the pot for the draw on Friday, 12th April at CAF’s headquarters in Cairo, while the Pirates were long eliminated and have only come to complete the fixture.

Nigeria won the first leg 3-0 in Seychelles and will be looking to make it a double against the Pirates.

The Eagles are also at the same time preparing for a prestige friendly game against the Pharaohs of Egypt, who are seven–time champions and record winners of the continent’s most prestigious football diadem.

Both matches will be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba – the clash against the Pharaohs coming next Tuesday, four days after the match against Seychelles.


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