By Rachael Ugiagbe

Nigerian players celebrate with the crowd after their 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualification football match against Ivory Coast on July 6, 2013 in Kaduna. Nigeria defeated Ivory Coast 4 - 1. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Burkina Faso’s football governing body, Federation Burkinabe de Foot-Ball (FBF) has moved this weekend’s 2016 African Nations Championship qualifier between Les Etalons and Super Eagles from Saturday to Sunday.

Nigeria’s football body received a correspondence from their counterparts on Monday, October 19 indicating a change in the CHAN clash, and immediately protesting that the change was coming less than 10 days stipulated in the rules.

“We have complained to CAF about this change in date that came only five days to the match, as against a minimum of 10 days enshrined in the regulations.

“It means we will now have to alter all our arrangements to play the match on Sunday,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Tuesday.

With the change of date, the home-based Eagles will now travel to Ouagaduoguo on Friday evening, have their official training in the evening of Saturday and play the Les Etalons at the August 4 Stadium on Sunday.

The team are expected to depart Ouagaduoguo immediately after the match. Nigeria won the first leg 2-0 courtesy of goals from Yaro Bature and Gbolahan Salami over the weekend in Port Harcourt.

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