Brila has gathered that the travelling plans of Super Eagles for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group L match against Lesotho in Maseru was moved back for sporting reasons.
Earlier scheduled to head out to the Southern Africa country on Friday, the Eagles will now depart the country on a chartered flight, on the eve of the match.
According to the team’s media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, the NFF intends to control the team’s ability to play under a high-altitude with little difficulty.
“It’s an advantage for us. We could go early and start a long and unending process to acclimatize with the high-altitude or get there in a short while, get to work and be done before the high-altitude effects get to the players.
“But the change in travel plans is about getting there before high-altitude effects kick in, and don’t forget we’re also going to be playing on an artificial surface against a side that is used to every conditions we’ll be playing in.
“So, it’s great thinking by the NFF that is also ensuring the team go by chartered flight and we can control the timing and all what not,” Ibitoye told www.brila.net.
The team will eventually travel “Quite early tomorrow before the break of day,” the Media officer concluded.