Monday, November 11, 2013

Ethiopia travel to Nigeria on Thursday

Ethiopia national team Walia are set to travel directly to Calabar for the second leg World cup 2014 playoff clash against Nigeria's Super Eagles on Thursday with a chartered Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa.

An advance party led by secretary general Yigsaw Bezuayehu is already in Calabar setting up modalities and logistics ahead of the crucial game on Saturday.

Ethiopian Football Federation(EFF) President Junedin Bashah told they will also be travelling with fans to give the team motivation in a match he described as very important to his country.

"All arrangements are in place and on Thursday we will get a chartered flight direct to Calabar to avoid any confusing. An advanced party has ensured everything has been put in place and now we wait for the 90 minutes on the pitch that will decide our destiny. We are planning to travel with fans to boast the morale of the players but we will finalise on the list on Tuesday," Junedin told

Ethiopia lost 1-2 to Nigeria in the first leg match played in Addis Ababa on October 13 and will need a two goal margin to be assured of qualifying for the 2014 World cup to be hosted by Brazil.