Head coach of the U23 National Team, Imama Amapakabo, will lead the home-based Super Eagles, known as Eagles B, to Lome on Friday, for the first leg of a 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against the Sparrow Hawks of Togo, on Sunday.
As a way of preparing the U23 boys for the 3rd U23 AFCON finals holding in Egypt from November 8 to 22 (for which the team qualified after defeating Libya and Sudan in qualifiers), the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided that the home-based U23 squad, without the overseas–based professionals, prosecute the CHAN qualifying fixture.
Amapakabo’s charges have another ample pre-AFCON preparatory platform awaiting at the 2nd WAFU Cup of Nations, holding in Thies, Senegal as from September 28.
The Federation Togolese de Football (FTF) has scheduled Sunday’s encounter for the Stade de Kegue in the country’s capital city, starting from 4pm.
Also, the Confederation of African Football has selected officials from Benin Republic to superintend the match, with Adissa Abdou Raphiou Ligali as the referee.
His compatriots, Eric Ayimavo Ayamr Ulrich, Kodjori Sylvain Ogoudedji and Seraphin Sourou Adounsi Sourou will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official, respectively.
Cameroon will host the 6th African Nations Championship in June 2020.