The Confederation of African Football ( CAF) has
approved 2019 AFCON Qualifiers scheduled for
March to be shifted.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation
( NFF) Amaju Pinnick submitted a request to
that effect.
Pinnick submitted the request to the board
arguing that the window should be used by
African teams preparing for the World Cup 2018
in Russia to play friendly games.
He argued that since the African Cup of Nations
is to hold in 2019, it’s only logical for CAF to
move the qualifiers till November, which is after
the World Cup next year to allow teams focus on
their campaign at the World Cup.
Nigeria were originally billed to take on
Seychelles, but they will now use the window to
organise at least two friendly games to keep the
Super Eagles in shape ahead of the World Cup
2018 in Russia.

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