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Eagles storm Rubavu today



Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles are getting set for their third Group C match of the ongoing Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) against Guinea as they depart Kigali today to the venue of the match in Rubavu, one of the cities in Rwanda.

The Home Eagles and their coaches played their first two matches in the preliminary round at the Stade de Kigali, with their scheduled third match of the group taking place at the Rubavu Stadium on Tuesday.

Information from the Eagles’ camp in Kigali says the team will leave as early as possible on Sunday (today) to Rubavu to begin preparation ahead of their match, which they must either draw or win on Tuesday to guarantee their passage to the quarter final stage.

Super Eagles twitter handle on Saturday revealed the team’s travel plans with a tweet that “our final #2016CHAN Group C game vs Guinea will be played in Rubavu on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Team leaves for Rubavu on Sunday.”

The Eagles put themselves in a win or draw situation against Guinea after they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in their second group match Friday afternoon at the Stade de Kigali.

Abia Warriors’ Chisom Chitakara had put Eagles in the lead in the 51st minute of the pulsating encounter, only for Tunisia’s marksman, Ahmed Akaichi to level up in the 70th minute.

While Eagles will be playing against Guinea in Rubavu, Tunisia and Niger will also have their third group match playing simultaneously at the Stade de Kigali, Kigali.

Nigeria leads the log with four points with Tunisia and Guinea having two points each, while Niger are having one point.

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