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World Cup Playoff: Ethiopia To Host Eagles October 13

Ethiopia Football Federation

The Ethiopia Football Federation has officially confirmed they will host Nigeria in a 2014 World Cup playoff on Sunday, October 13, in Addis Ababa. 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had earlier raised alarm that Ethiopia are yet to confirm the match day. 

General secretary of the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) Yigsaw Bezuayehu disclosed that the match will be played onOctober 13. 

“We have played our home games on Sundays and the match against Nigeria will not be an exception,” said the EFF top official. 

This then means that Nigeria will fly out of Abuja on a chartered flight on Saturday, October 12, so as to beat the effects of the high altitude in Addis Ababa. 

Nigeria have picked Saturday, November 16 as the date for the return leg match at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar. 

The overall winners of this playoff matches will qualify for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.