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Nigeria, Egypt Clash Gets New Date

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The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt will be played on Friday, March 25th, 2016.

The Nigeria Football Federation’s General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who confirmed this information in Abuja on Thursday, said the decision followed a mail sent to the NFF by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The mail added that Nigerians should endeavor to make room for “a minimum of two full days of rest between the two matches.

CAF had earlier given NFF the opportunity to pick a date between 23rd – 26th March for the clash, and handed Egypt the option of picking any day from 26th – 29th for the return leg.

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NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said on Thursday: “We have now moved the match forward by 24 hours, so we will play on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 will serve as the day for the two teams to travel, while March 27 and 28 will be rest days before the return leg on Tuesday, March 29.”

The clash will now take place at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on March 25.