Nigeria v Cameroon World Cup qualifiers moved, FIFA explains why

Nigeria v Cameroon World Cup qualifiers moved, FIFA explains why

FIFA have explained why the back to back World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie between Nigeria and Cameroon was moved to Thursday the 31st of August and Monday the 4th of September respectively.

Nigeria presently lead group B with six points after wins against Zambia and Algeria.

Cameroon are in second spot with two points, Zambia in third while Algeria are bottom of the group with just a point from two matches.


The double header tie was originally billed for 28 August and September 3rd respectively. But FIFA announced on their official website that the games have been moved for reasons bothering on television broadcast.

2018 FIFA World Cup , Super Eagles

The double header tie was originally billed for 28 August and September 3rd respectively but FIFA announced on their official website that the games have been moved for reasons bothering on television broadcast | FIFA

Michael James [owngoalnigeria] quoted the Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye who explained that the shift to week days is to give much needed television broadcast, based on the demands of the right owners of the broadcast.

Also the game in Nigeria will be played at 7pm‎ Nigerian time as opposed to the usually 4pm or 5pm that most games involving the Super Eagles are usually played.

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