The Confederation of African Football (CAF) approved delaying the upcoming qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) between Nigeria and Egypt for three days.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) requested CAF to postpone the game to make sure stadium conditions are adequate.
The game was supposed to take place 23 March and is now confirmed for 26 March, only three days before the scheduled second-leg in Egypt.
"We have seen every part of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, and it seems ready for the Eagles-Pharaohs clash, but there is still some work to be done to ensure we have a perfect atmosphere come 26 March," NFF general secretary Sanusi Mohammed told NFF's official website Saturday.
The Egyptian side will suffer a heavy schedule amid the change, especially as most key players from Ahly and Zamalek clubs have other African commitments between 18-20 March, a week before the two-leg national teams clash.
The Pharaohs are on top of Group G of the Nations Cup qualifiers with a maximum six points from wins over Tanzania and Chad. Nigeria are second on four points.
Egypt are bidding to reach the Nations Cup for the first time since winning the last of their record seven titles in 2010.
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