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Officials arrive Kaduna for Nigeria, Egypt clash

Officials for tomorrow’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group G qualifier between Nigeria and Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna arrived the country…

Officials for tomorrow’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group G qualifier between Nigeria and Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna arrived the country yesterday.
Referee Janny Sikazwe, Assistant Referee 2 Romeo Kasengele and Reserve Referee Wisdom Chewe reached Abuja aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis Ababa, alongside the match commissioner, Abbasi Ssendyowa from Uganda.
 Assistant referee 1 Arsenio Chadreque Marengula, from Mozambique, is expected to come into town on later today.
 Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has appealed to spectators coming to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Friday to ensure they do not have any weapon of any kind on them.
 NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, made the appeal in Abuja as the NFF continued the countdown to the big match.
 “We are especially appealing to our football fans not to come with any item that might be seen as a weapon, because security will be very tight on the day. We also appeal passionately to the fans to co-operate fully with the security agents to make for hitch -free entry into the venue.
“Similarly, we are appealing to the fans to come to the stadium wearing green and white colours. We want the venue proudly adorned in our national colours.”
Players and officials of the Super Eagles arrived in Kaduna on Tuesday afternoon, led by Head Coach Samson Siasia.
The Super Eagles clash with the Pharaohs of Egypt in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Friday, from 5pm, and both teams battle again in Alexandria on Tuesday, March 29.

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