Friday, September 20, 2013

Super Eagles will only stay for a day in Ethiopia – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) have revealed that they plan to spend just a day in Addis Ababa for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.
Owing to the expected high altitude in Ethiopia,the NFF is embarking on this travel schedules so that the Super Eagles players will not be affected by it.
The NFF said that the Super Eagles players will fly into Addis Ababa with a chartered flight on October 15,leaving immediately after the game the next day.
“We are making arrangements to charter a flight for the Eagles ahead of the game against Ethiopia,” NFF general secretary,Musa Amadu is quoted as saying on
“You know East Africa is high altitude and the best way to beat the weather is to go in and out. So we plan to arrive in Addis Ababa a day before the game, play the next day and head out by so doing the altitude will not have an effect on our players.”
The last time both teams met,Super Eagles defeated Ethiopia 2-0 at the 2013 African Nations Cup,with both goals coming from the spot by Victor Moses.