By Rachael Ugiagbe


A delegation of Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles will fly out of the country to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Friday night for the return leg qualifier for the 2016 African Nations Championship [CHAN] against the Les Etalons.

A chartered Airk Air aircraft will fly out of the Port Harcourt International Airport on Friday, and will arrive in the Burkinabe capital after about a two-and-half hours flight.

The delegation will be led by NFF 2nd Vice-President/LMC Chairman Mr. Shehu Dikko, Chairman of NFF Technical Committee, Chief Felix Anyasi-Agwu, Deputy General Secretary, Emmanuel Ikpeme, Deputy Director of Competitions, Ayobola Oyeyode and Assistant Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire.

A number of 22 players, 13 technical and backroom staffs, a number of stakeholders, some NFF staffs, a couple of media representatives, and members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club on board.

The team will have their official training at the August 4 Stadium in Ouagadougou on Saturday evening, with the match billed for Sunday at the same venue at 4pm [5pm Nigeria time].

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