CAF Approves Request From Nigeria To Move AFCON 2019 Qualifiers From March 2018

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The Confederation of African Football ( CAF) has approved a request tendered before the board by president of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) Amaju Pinnick for the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers scheduled for March to be shifted.

Pinnick submitted the request to the board arguing that the window should be used by African teams preparing for the World Cup 2018 in Russia to play friendly games.

He argued that since the African Cup of Nations is to hold in 2019, it’s only logical for CAF to move the qualifiers till November, which is after the World Cup next year to allow teams focus on their campaign at the World Cup.

Nigeria were originally billed to take on Seychelles, but they will now use the window to organise at least two friendly games to keep the Super Eagles in shape ahead of the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Shedrack Obi

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