AFCON qualifier: Guinea Bissau to now host Super Eagles in Bissau

With agencies

Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has given the nod to Guinea Bissau to play their AFCON 2023 qualifiers at home after initially approving Morocco for them as their home ground for the qualifiers.

The approval has to do with meeting CAF requirements at their home ground with improvement in facilities and infrastructure at Nacional 24 de Setember Stadium, Bissau.

The Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau will now host the Super Eagles of Nigeria at home in next month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The Djurtus and Super Eagles will clash in a 2023 AFCON qualifying double-header in March.

The first encounter will hold at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on March 24.

The reverse fixture will take place at the Nacional 24 de Setembro Stadium, Bissau three days later.

The Djurtus were earlier expected to host the Super Eagles in Morocco after the Nacional 24 de Setembro Stadium was not deemed suitable to host international matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

According to information made available on official Facebook page of the Guinea-Bissau Football Federation, CAF has now made a u-turn following renovation works at the ground.

Aside from the ground, the Football Federation and government have carried out renovation works on locker room, lighting facilities and furniture.

The Super Eagles top the Group with six points after winning their opening two games.

The Djurtus are  in second position with four points from the same number of matches.

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