The Nigeria national team will fly out of the country to Ndola on Saturday morning for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
The media of the team, Toyin Ibitoye revealed on Wednesday that the three-time African champions will fly to Zambia on a chartered airline on Saturday as opposed to the initial plan to jet off on Friday.
It was also gathered from the Nigeria Football Federation’s secretariat in Abuja that the players will fly out aboard a chartered Arik Airline for the game, which is their first group C encounter for the qualifiers.
“Yes, the team will no longer travel out on Friday as earlier expected. The new arrangement now is for the players and officials to travel on Saturday morning,” Ibitoye told Complete Sports.
According to reports, all players invited for the all-important qualifiers are in camp and trained on Wednesday morning in preparation for the test game against Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit, Plateau United in the evening..