Super Eagles Back In Lagos For Formality Match With Lesotho
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday afternoon returned to Lagos from the Benin Republic to prepare for their formality match against Lesotho on Tuesday.
The team’s victory over the Squirrels has shot them to an unassailable 11 points in their 2021 AFCON qualifying group.
They are in a relaxed mood, looking forward to a good time without pressure against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday.
Substitute Paul Onuachu’s last-gasp bullet header secured all the points, restored the Nigeria team’s winning mentality, and condemned the Benin Republic to a dogfight with the Leone Stars in their own encounter in Freetown on Tuesday.
The Confederation of African Football has picked Cape Verde official Fabricio Duarte to take charge of proceedings as a referee with his compatriots Jorge Correia Semedo Helio (assistant 1), Delgado Fernandes Wilson Jorge (assistant referee 2), and Antonio Manuel Fortes Tony Rodrigues (fourth official) also on duty. The match commissioner is Haruna Mawanda from Uganda while Nick Owusu from Ghana will serve as a security officer. Alex Kotey, also from Ghana, will be the referees’ assessor.
Thenff.com has learnt that the Crocodiles’ delegation will fly into Nigeria on Monday morning. The match commissioner and referees arrived in Nigeria on Sunday, while the security officer and referees’ assessor have been in Lagos since Saturday.
Lesotho who held Sierra Leone to a scoreless draw in Maseru on Saturday but are no longer in the running for a ticket to Cameroon will have their official training at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Monday evening by 5 pm.