Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles team arrived Lome, the Togolese capital on Friday ahead of Sunday’s CHAN 2020 first leg, final round qualifier against the Sparrow Hawks.
The Super Eagles B, coached by Imama Amapakabo flew directly to Lome from Abuja, where they have been camping for the past six days ahead of Sunday’s encounter.
The Nigerians were received on arrival at the Gnassingbe Eyadema International Airport by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the West African nation, Ambassador Joseph Olusola Iji.
The Ambassador received the team himself and led the convoy from the airport to the La Concorde Hotel, assisted by the Embassy Protocol Officer, Mrs Rita Eki Nwogwugwu.
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There are twenty players in the Nigerian squad that will face Togo, including Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) joint top scorers for last season; Mfon Udoh and Sunusi Ibrahim.
The team will train inside the main bowl of the Stade de Kegue in Lome on Saturday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s game which will kick off at 4pm local time.
The return leg of the two-legged encounter will hold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba next month, with winners over both legs advancing to next year’s African Nation’s Championships (CHAN) in Cameroon.