Super Eagles Change Flight Plan, Fly to Maseru Saturday Morning For Lesotho Clash

Super Eagles Change Flight Plan, Fly  to Maseru Saturday Morning For Lesotho Clash

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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  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    The Olympic eagles are really playing well today they are dominating the bafana bafana team they are 1st to every ball and playing smart. Bitok and orji need to do better. it still 0:0 @24th min. We should use dis dominance and try to score early cos as d game goes on if d game is tied SA will start developing confidence and might score 9ja late. so its imperative d team tries to score soon.

     
  • Chidi 3 weeks ago

    Brothers sorry to deviate from the topic but this is of uttermost concern for every SE fans,imagine Ebere Eze of qpr we wanted him to play for SE but he declined the idea only for him to accept invitation from England under 21 coach meaning that england under 21 is better than SE what a shame,nff president stop calling him let him go forever Nigeria can never be seen as a second fiddle by these average footballer,Ebere Eze go to hell ur not better than iwobi,ariebo n nwakali we don’t need u

     
    • Gbich 3 weeks ago

      He is even on the bench. Billing is beginning ro regret his decision of snubbing the Super Eagles.

       
    • JOHN CENA 3 weeks ago

      I wonder why people are not talking about Ovie Ejaria. This guy is a play marker and also skillful. I believe he will complement Aribo and Ndidi very well. It will be a great addition to the team if we can get him to play for Nigeria

       
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    True talk my broda. u21 instead of SE so sad. Anyway d Olympic eagles are holding dia own but bafana bafana are growing in confidence. Still 0:0 @ 44th min

     
    • Chidi 3 weeks ago

      Under 23 eagles will beat SA but my worries is d outcome of the match b/w Ivory coast vs Zambia,its been a while since we found ourselves in this permutations

       
      • Yaiwu 3 weeks ago

        U don’t have to worry whatever happens btw Ivory coast vs Zambia as long as we beat SA

         
  • Olupotan 3 weeks ago

    What’s the link for the match?

     
  • PLAYXXXXXXXXXXXX 3 weeks ago

    WITH WHAT AM WATCHING WE MIGHT NEED A MIRACLE TO WIN THIS MATCH AND ITS HIGH TIME NFF GOT OUR TEAMS A NUTRITIONIST.THESE BOYS ARE JUST TOO HEAVY . WE SHOULD NOT BLAME ROHR FOR NOT INVITING SOME PLAYERS IN TO EAGLES AS MAJORITY OF PLAYERS HERE ARE JUST BELOW AVERAGE . THEY CAN NOT CONTROL AND SO SLUGGISH TO MEET THE BALL. THIS IS WHAT I SAID LAST WEEK WHEN SOMEONE SAID THE REASON WHY U17 FAILED WAS BECAUSE MAJORITY OF THOSE PLAYERS ARE YORUBAS AND FROM THE NORTH ,NOW  MAJORITY OF PLAYERS AM SEEING RIGHT NOW ARE IGBOS AND THEY LOOK SO TERRIBLE  AND HUGE FOR NOTHING ,MOST OF THEM SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUSINESS MEN AT ALABA. IRRESPECTIVE OF WHERE PLAYERS COME FROM IN NIGERIA ALL WE WANT NFF TO DO IS THAT THEY SHOULD GIVE US QUALITY PLAYERS ,I KNOW MOST TALENTED PLAYERS ARE DOMINATED BY EASTERN NIGERIA AND I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT AS LONG AS THEY GIVE US VICTORY. THEN I THINK OUR LOCAL CLUBS SHOULD BEGIN TO RAISE VIIBRANT U20 PLAYERS THAT WILL BE PLAYING THEIR OWN LEAGUES AS WELL. ORDINARILY THESE TEAMS SHOULD  HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED BY LOCAL LEAGUES PLAYERS IF WE HAVE A GOOD LEAGUE. IT WILL PAIN ME IF WE LOST OUT  OF MEN’S OLYMPIC AS WE HAVE GOT THE BEST U23 SET OF PLAYERS IN THE WORLD NOW.

     
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hehehehehe…..I’m waiting for the “….it is only SE & SS players that should dominate our national teams….” Bigots to come out now.

      At least Manu with his ‘APC team’ (as one of the called the u17s) got to the global stage.

       
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    Good substitution by d coach bringing bright for orji. Orji has been poor today bright will bring some speed and creativity down d flanks. hope his final ball is good. If he gets that right and pass d ball when he is supposed to then he might be a decent player. 64th min still 0:0

     
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    That should have been a penalty for 9ja but d ref is blind.

     
  • playxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 3 weeks ago

    ivory coast 1 zambia 0

     
  • Seun seun 3 weeks ago

    Ivory/c 1- Zambia 0, not looking good for Nigeria at all. We need miracle to win this match like we are not prepared for the tournament at all.

     
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    wow what a save by d 9ja goalie. 9ja just escaped a close one. I said it b4 SA will start growing in confidence as we didnt make our dominance in d 1st half count. We need to be very careful and positional awareness will be very important to avoid disgrace tonite

     
  • Lord AMO 3 weeks ago

    The play is wholly unintelligent and the passing has been completely below par.  However that goalkeeper is solid.  For me i cant understand why our players cant control the ball

     
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    Injury to ozornwafor and we have made all 3 changes. we will be a man down for the rest of d game. It’s not in d cards for dis guys. Fingers crossed tho

     
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    ozornwafor might not be done afrerall as he is back on d field. The injury looked worse than it seemed

     
  • Abbey 3 weeks ago

    What’s the link for the match 

     
  • So we arent going to Olympics …this is so bad….

     
  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Imamaaaaaaaaa……!!!

    I finally give up on you…!

     
  • Lord AMO 3 weeks ago

    Just poor touches all around. Unbelievable what is happening to the Nigerian footballer man. The other thing too is that we are not even playing with the type of urgency needed. Even the commentator just said it, only Awoniyi in the box. We are just not good enough

     
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Honestly…..I’m shocked to my bone marrows…!
      Poor 1st touches…..heavy controls….over weighted passes even when not under any form of pressure…..lack of basic ball sense…..?!

      OMG…What is happening to Nigerian football….?

       
      • Lord AMO 3 weeks ago

        @Dr. Drey, I’ve been saying it forever now, our players are not developed properly in almost every aspect. Take the Nwakali that a lot of people have been clamouring for in the super eagles, he was one of the worst players out there. Success does not happen by accident and until we decide to do the necessary restructuring of our football by investing in youth academies and coaches, we will continue on this downward spiral.

        Our best legs are developed by other countries! In fact it should be now clear that no Nigerian can realize their full potential inside that country. It just took a while before it finally caught on to football

         
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    Dis players no know d score of Zambia vs ivory coast? Then dey play as if d other score dey go dia way?

     
  • Lord AMO 3 weeks ago

    Faleye with a glorious opportunity but he completely fluffs his lines. It fits with the quality that has been displayed throughout the tournament and especially today

     
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    No football for 2020. this team just crashed out. Very sad day for 9ja soccer.

     
  • Glory 3 weeks ago

    What you don’t have, you can’t give. Imama should never go near coaching. He lacks everything about coaching, no excuse. These players, Okonkwo, Bitok, ndiferek,Faleye,very very ordinary. They should go develop their game which is very far below 4th division clubs n not expect any national team call up. Well it’s happened n we say bye bye to Olympics.Kudos to the goal keeper. He deserves a look for the SE.

     
  • PLAYXXXXXXXXXXXXX 3 weeks ago

    We all saw it coming and we spoke out our minds that the coach is just poor tactically but then what can ordinary people like us do when the people i IN THE GLASS OUT HAVE DECIDED TO PLAY POLITICS WITH OUR FOOTBALL . THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST TOO SENSELESS TO SEE THAT THYE HAVE WASTED ANOTHER SET OF GENERATION IT WILL TAKE US LIKE 6 YEARS TO GATHER FOR ANOTHER OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT. IF NOT THAT ITS AGAINST GOD’S COMMANDMENTS I WOULD HAVE WISHED PEOPLE DESTROYING THE JOY OF THIS COUNTRY DIE BEFORE TOMORROW MORNING , HONESTLY SPEAKING AM BOILING INSIDE OF ME . WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY .PICKNICK HAS DESTROYED WITH HIS OWN HAND WHAT HE BUILT, HE KILLED THE SOULS OF U17, U20,U23, AND EVEN FEMALE FOOTBALLS. THE ONLY REASON WHY EAGLES ARE GOOD IS BECAUSE THAT WHITE MAN WILL NOT ALLOW PLAYERS IMPOSED ON HIM . EVER SINCE NFF HAD BEEN ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION THEY HAVE DECIDED TO  POLITICIZE SELECTION JUST TO APPEASE THEIR GOD FATHERS.
    AM BEGGING ALL PEOPLECONCERN IN NIGERIA MATTER TO PLEASE WAKE UP AND DO THE NEEDFUL

     
  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Honestly @ Lord AMO…

    I just did a retrospection of all our national teams this year (apart from the SE of course)….all I can figure out is poor players….and poor coaching.

    We need a serious surgical operation on our football. When an average….I mean average Nigerian player cannot do 3 things comfortably…receive a pass, control it and give another pass…then there is a problem.

    And when a team coached by the 2016 and 2017 NPFL winning coaches cannot create one clear cut chance in 3 matches in a tournament…..then we might be doomed.

    I knew things were bad when Nigerian league players started signing for Zambian, Ethiopian and Bangladeshi clubs……but now that we cant even muster an average quality to create a clear cut chance in a tournament…..I’m shocked….really…I am..!!!

     
    • Nkemjikapj 3 weeks ago

      With all due respect…I am not in any way shocked..
      As you lay your bed,so shall you lie on it.
      2020 should be a year of sober reflection.we need to take a good look at our local league and grassroot football so as to come back stronger.Shalom

       
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      And to think most of these guys, who are foreign based, were picked because they were presumably better that the home-based lads frightens me the more.

      If anybody should henceforth come here and clamour for inclusion of home-based players or hiring of local coach for the SE again…..!