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VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: The Nigeria players pose for a team photo prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

A new date and time for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Seychellois national team and the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been announced by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, AOIFootball.com reports.

On Tuesday, the Nigeria Football Federation released a statement credited to the Seychellois Football Federation General Secretary, Georges Bibi, the Chief Executive Officer/General Secretary of the Seychelles Football Federation, who in a mail to NFF’s Director of Competitions, Mr. Ayobola Oyeyode, also disclosed that the match will be played at the Stade Linite on the Mahe Island (home to the capital city, Victoria), starting from 4.30pm Seychelles time (1.30pm Nigerian time).

The Matchday 2 encounter will now take place on Saturday 8th September, as against the widely circulated date of Friday, 7th September.

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands on the western Indian Ocean, off East Africa, and is home to about 100,000 people.

Next week’s clash is crucial to both the Eagles and the Pirates as both teams lost their opening games in the series.

The Eagles lost 0-2 to South Africa in Uyo on June 10, 2017. A day earlier, the Pirates were poleaxed 5-1 by Libya’s Mediterranean Knights at the Stade Chedly Zouiten in Tunisia’s capital.

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