Amapakabo’s CHAN Eagles to leave for Lome Friday
Head Coach of national U-23 team, Imama Amapakabo will lead the home-based Super Eagles, known as Eagles B, to Lome on Friday for the first leg of a 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against the Sparrow Hawks coming up on Sunday.
As a way of preparing the U-23 boys for the third U-23 AFCON finals billed for Egypt from November 8 to 22, for which the team qualified after defeating Libya and Sudan in qualifiers, the Nigeria Football Federation has decided that the U-23 squad, without the overseas-based professionals but with a number of home-based Trojans added, will prosecute the CHAN qualifying fixture.
Amapakabo’s charges have another ample pre-AFCON preparatory platform awaiting at the Second WAFU Cup of Nations, holding in Thies, Senegal from September 28.
The Federation Togolese de Football (FTF) has scheduled Sunday’s encounter for the Stade de Kegue in the country’s capital city, starting from 4.00 p.m.
Also, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected officials from Benin Republic to superintend the match, with Adissa Abdou Raphiou Ligali as the referee.
His compatriots Eric Ayimavo Ayamr Ulrich, Kodjori Sylvain Ogoudedji and Seraphin Sourou Adounsi Sourou will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.
Mr. Frederick Eric Crentsil from Ghana will be the match commissioner.
Nigeria finished as runners-up of the last edition of the African Nations Championship held in Morocco early last year, having also picked up the bronze medals in South Africa in 2014.
Cameroon will host the Sixth African Nations Championship in June 2020.