Burk­ina Faso moves CHAN qual­i­fier to Sun­day

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Burk­ina Faso’s foot­ball gov­ern­ing body, Fed­er­a­tion Burk­in­abe de Foot-Ball (FBF) has moved the 2016 African Na­tions Cham­pi­onship (CHAN) fi­nal quali­fy­ing match be­tween the Su­per Ea­gles and the Etalons from Satur­day to Sun­day.

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Abuja yes­ter­day, the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (NFF) said it re­ceived cor­re­spon­dence from the FBF on Mon­day in­di­cat­ing a change in date of the tie, and im­me­di­ately protested, say­ing the change was com­ing less than the 10 days stip­u­lated in the rules.

“We have com­plained to CAF about this change in date that came only five days to the match, as against a min­i­mum of 10 days en­shrined in the reg­u­la­tions.

“It means we will now have to al­ter all our ar­range­ments to play the CHAN qual­i­fier match on Sun­day,” NFF Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Dr. Mo­hammed Sanusi, said on Tues­day.

The new date means the Su­per Ea­gles will now travel to Oua­gadougou on Fri­day evening, have the of­fi­cial train­ing in the evening of Satur­day and play the Etalons at the Au­gust 4 Sta­dium on Sun­day. They are sched­uled to de­part Oua­gadougou im­me­di­ately af­ter the match.

Nige­ria have a 2-0 ad­van­tage in the CHAN fix­ture, with goals from Yaro Ba­ture and Gbo­la­han Salami in the first leg in Port Har­court on Satur­day.

Nige­ria’s Em­manuel Emenike (C) tack­les Iran’s Eh­san Haji Safi (R) dur­ing the FIFA World Cup 2014 group F pre­lim­i­nary round match at the Arena da Baix­ada in Curitiba, Brazil, 16 June 2014.

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