The Nigeria Football Federation have announced the Super Eagles will train in Warri ahead of an AFCON qualifier against Congo in Point-noire next month.
General secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Musa Amadu dropped this hint while meeting with the Super Eagles technical crew and support staff inside his office in Abuja on Monday, according to a release made available to the media by the Nigeria Football Federation press officer, Demola Olajire..
Nigeria is billed to confront the Red Devils of Congo on November 15 in Point-Noire in a must-win game that will be played on an artificial pitch.
“The pitch in Warri where the Super Eagles will train is an artificial pitch and should provide the required feel and match conditions as the pitch where the game will be played in Congo,”Amadu revealed.
“This is a very crucial game and we cannot afford to take anything for granted.
“After the game in Congo, the team will then proceed to Uyo to prepare for the last qualifier against South Africa.
“The Nigeria Football Federation is working round the clock to ensuring that all the team needs to make a success of the November assignments are provided so that the Super Eagles are able to defend their title in Morocco.”
“For us, the real challenge is to go to Congo and get the desired result that will put our qualification aspirations back on the right track,” Amadu added.
The Super Eagles will need to beat Congo with a clear 2 goal margin or get a higher scoreline of victory than Congo got in Calabar to be ahead of the Red Devils in Group A after the November 15 clash.
However the impending FIFA ban could ruin Nigeria’s hopes of a 2015 Nations Cup participation.