After the not-too-impressive friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have shifted their attention to the next month’s quickfire home-and-away AFCON qualifying fixture against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, between 9th and 17th November.
Qualification for the AFCON resumes in November amidst widespread uncertainty over the future of many sporting events across the globe. CAF voted to push back AFCON qualifiers in reaction to recent covid outbreaks across the continent.
AFCON qualifiers will now take place across November 2020 planning a finish in March 2021.
The original tournament, to be held in Cameroon, was intended to take place in early 2021 but has been rescheduled for January to February 2022 – almost exactly a year after its original intended start date.
The Super Eagles still have the likes of Sierra Leone to navigate in a doubleheader next month, with an away fixture to Benin and a home finish against Lesotho also on the horizon.
Gernot Rohr’s side, despite their recent unconvincing display against Algeria, have taken maximum points from their two opening qualifying fixtures.