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Super Eagles Now in Alexandria; Crucial Match with Egpyt is 7PM Nigerian Time

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Super Eagles landed in Alexandria, Egypt for Tuesday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Egypt after a six-hour flight ahead.

Punch correspondent learnt that the team departure was delayed for more than two hours as Sudan kept them waiting over clearance to use their air space.

The Nigeria Football Federation officials have confirmed that the match would kick off at 6pm Nigerian time (7pm local time).

Coach Samson Siasia worked with the Eagles at night on Saturday in Kaduna as a way of adjusting to the time of the game.

The training programme, which covered different drills lasted for three hours.

On Easter Monday, all the players that featured in the first leg in Kaduna travelled to Egypt except for goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

The England-based goalkeeper returned to his club after the Eagles doctor declared him unfit for the match. He was diagnosed with a stomach problem. Nigeria must beat Egypt who lead Group G to qualify.

The withdrawal of Chad from the group had changed the equation.

Punch

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