Ethiopia to face Nigeria in World Cup playoffs on 13 October

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Sep 2013

Ethiopia has confirmed 13 October as the date of the first leg of their African World Cup qualifiers' playoff game against Nigeria


Ethiopia has confirmed that they will host Nigeria on Sunday, 13 October for the first leg of the World Cup qualifier playoff.

"We played our home games on Sundays and the match against Nigeria will not be an exception," The general secretary of the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF), Yigsaw Bezuayehu, was quoted as saying in the Nigerian newspaper, Vanguard.

The Nigerians have complained that Ethiopia was slow in confirming the date of the game, delaying the arrangement of the Nigerian team's travel plans.

Coach Stephen Keshi has announced that he would prefer to travel to Addis Ababa on the eve of the game in order to beat the effects of the high altitude.

Nigeria set Saturday, 16 November as the date for the second leg of the qualifying game.

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