The World Cup encounter of Nigeria and Cameroon earlier scheduled for August 28 and then speculated for August 31 has been shifted. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced the Super Eagles will take on Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on September 1 in Uyo to put to rest confusion over the match day and venue.
World football governing body FIFA scheduled the match in Uyo for August 28, but NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire said the game will be played on September 1.
“The match will be played on Friday, September 1, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo,” Olajire disclosed Wednesday in an interview on Cool FM Abuja.
The return leg is now slated for September 5 in Yaoundé. In the CAF Calendar, the return leg is put at September 2.
Nigeria leads the qualifying group for Russia 2018 with six points after two rounds of matches, while Cameroon are second on two points. Zambia and Algeria have won a point each.
The overall winners of the group will qualify for the World Cup
Source: Sports Village Square
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