Ivorian referee to handle Nigeria – Sierra Leone closed door encounter

Ivorian referee to handle Nigeria – Sierra Leone closed door encounter
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced tha CAF has appointed Ivorian officials to take charge of the Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifying enocuter of Nigeria and Sierra Leone in Abuja on Thursday. The encounter, the NFF General secretary, Dr, Mohammed Sanusi announced, will be strictly behind closed doors in accordance to the ruling of FIFA after the 29 March ill-fated World Cup qualifer with Ghana.

“We want to appeal to our very passionate football fans to take heart for this one game. It is only a one-match ban, after which they can again start trooping out to support the Super Eagles. The match against Sierra Leone will be without fans as a consequence of what happened after the match against the Ghanaians.

“Nonetheless, we want to urge all our football fans, and indeed all Nigerians, to support the team whichever way they can and pray for success against the Sierra Leoneans on Thursday.”

The Super Eagles take on the Leone Stars at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja in a Day 1 game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations starting from 5pm on Thursday, 9th June.

Four days later, they tackle ‘The Falcons and True Parrots’of São Tomé and Príncipe at the 45,000 –capacity Grand Stade de Agadir in southern Morocco.

 Liberian officials led by referee Hassen Corneh will oversee the match in Agadir on Monday.

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