The home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria will tee off for the playoff stage of the WAFU Championship with a clash against Sierra Leone in Cape Coast tonight in a game that promises to be exciting.
The Super Eagles who are one of the favourites tipped to win the competition were originally billed to touch down in Ghana on Friday for their game on Saturday.
Nigeria will playoff against Sierra Leone in Cape Coast by 7pm today in continuation of this year’s WAFU Cup, which has already seen hosts Ghana and Senegal qualify for the group stage of the sub-regional competition.
The fixture was originally billed to be played on Saturday but it was shifted to allow Nigeria line up their best players at the end of the domestic league season.
On the opening day of the tournament, home team Ghana pipped Gambia 1-0, while Senegal stopped Liberia 5-4 on penalties for the winners to advance to the mini-league stage.
On Tuesday, Cote d’Ivoire will tackle Togo while Benin will be up against Cape Verde.
“The competition has got off to a great start with good football and good attendances,” disclosed former Nigeria international, Garba Lawal, who is on the tournament’s Technical Study Group along with the likes of Ghana stars Stephen Baidoo and Augustine Ahinful.