Nigeria’s home-based senior players arrive Dakar for WAFU Cup of Nations

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Nigeria’s home-based senior players arrived in Dakar on Thursday for the second edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations which begins in the Senegalese city of Thies on Saturday.

Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, disclosed in a statement on Thursday that the team of 21 players and six officials left Abuja for Abidjan.

Olajire added that the competition’s updated fixtures show that Nigeria will face the Sparrow Hawks of Togo in their first match on Sunday.

Nigeria were silver medallists at the inaugural edition held at Cape Coast in Ghana in 2017.

The victory over the Sparrows in the first elimination round will take the Eagles to the second phase, before the semi-finals and the final on Oct. 13.

All 16 participating teams will partake in the first elimination round.