AFCON Qualifiers: Seychelles arrive in Nigeria for Eagles match

The Pirates of Seychelles have landed in Nigeria ahead of their last AFCON qualifier against the Super Eagles on Friday.

A 29-man contingent made up of players, technical members and FA officials arrived in Abuja on Tuesday via Ethiopian Airline and will be flown to the match venue on Wednesday.

The Pirates are searching for their first and only win of the qualifying series after losing the opening five games.

Their opponents, Nigeria have already secured a place in the tournament that will be staged in Egypt. The motivation for the Eagles in this game is to begin their AFCON preparations on a winning note and also improve their standing on the FIFA and CAF rankings.

The Eagles will also use the game as a dress rehearsal for their much-publicized friendly game against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held at the CAF headquarters in Cairo on April 12.

The tournament will for the first time be contested by 24 countries.

Source Jivenaija
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