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2013 NATIONS’ CUP: EAGLES TO TACKLE WASPS TOMORROW

Nigeria begins Nations’ Cup Revival

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The 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifying cracker between Rwanda and
Nigeria will start at 3.30pm in the afternoon, which will be 1.30pm in
Nigeria.

A letter from the Federation Rwandaise de Football Association
(FERWAFA) received by the Nigeria Football Federation also confirmed
that the artificial turf of the Amahoro National Stadium in the
capital, Kigali will host the battle.

The Super Eagles battled the Wasps to a 1-1 draw at the same venue in
a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, Nigeria’s equalizer coming
late in the game after Osaze Odemwingie set up Obafemi Martins.

The return leg will be played in Nigeria in mid-June and the winner on
aggregate will proceed to the final round of qualifiers, against one
of the teams that played in the just-concluded 2012 African Cup of
Nations. That final round of qualifiers will take place between
September and October, to determine the teams that will play at next
year’s African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

South African referee Daniel Bennett, who took charge of the 2012 Cup
of Nations semi final clash between Zambia and Ghana, will be the
centre referee.

Report sent by Ronke Ogunleye

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