The Seychelles Football Federation has confirmed that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Seychelles National Team, known as Pirates, will take place on September 8.
Demola Olajire, Head of Media and Communication of the Nigeria Football Federation, said that the Seychelles Football Federation in a mail to NFF confirmed the date for the match.
Olajire said: “Georges Bibi, the Chief Executive Officer/General Secretary of the Seychelles Football Federation, in a mail to NFF’s Director of Competitions, Ayobola Oyeyode, confirmed the date for the match.
“In the mail it was also disclosed that the match will be played at the Stade Linite on the Mahe Island (home to the capital city, Victoria), starting from 4.30 pm Seychelles time (1.30 pm Nigeria time).’’
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands on the Western Indian Ocean, off East Africa, and is home to about 100,000 people.
The match is crucial to both the Super Eagles and the Pirates as both had lost their opening games in the series.
The Super Eagles lost 0-2 to South Africa in Uyo, while the Pirates were beaten 5-1 by Libya’s Mediterranean Knights at the Stade Chedly Zouiten in Tunisia’s capital.
Libya’s Knights currently top Group E, followed by South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, with the Eagles in third place and Pirates is at the bottom of the table.