The Super Eagles will now leave for Maseru on Saturday morning for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Lesotho contrary to their original Friday schedule planned by the Nigeria Football Federation, reports Completesports.com.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick has revealed reasons for the change in in the Super Eagles’ flight itinerary ahead of the Sunday’s match.
“We had issues as regards the size of aircraft that was fit enough to land on the airstrip in Maseru, ” Pinnick told Sports Zone, a radio sports programme on Lagos Talks on Friday.
“The initial aircraft we got from a certain airline operator was big, so we had to get another one. But all of that have now been sorted out,” Pinnick explained.
“However we don’t want to fell victim of the airliner not having a landing permit as the Lesotho Aviation Authority closes its airspace at 7pm, so no flight is allowed to land anything past the hour.”
Gernot Rohr’s charges defeated the Squirrels of Benin 2-1 in their Group L matchday-one encounter at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles will face the Crocodiles of Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday.
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