FIFA World Cup Playoff Nigeria Vs Ethiopia - Nigerian fans to invade Ethiopia Nigerian football fans, known for their high-decibel singing and drumming during matches involving the country's national teams, will travel to Addis Ababa in large numbers to cheer the Super Eagles to victory over the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in Sunday's first leg playoff match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
PANA quoted the local National Mirror newspaper as reporting Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan has given approval for 200 fans to travel to Ethiopia aboard a charter flight.
“I can confirm to you that President Goodluck Jonathan has graciously approved that 200 Nigeria supporters be airlifted to go cheer the Super Eagles to victory in Addis Ababa this weekend,”Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Gbenga Elegbeleye was quoted to have said.
The Super Eagles have started training for the match, which will be followed by the second leg in Nigeria 16 Nov.
The Ethiopia-Nigeria tie is one of the five that will be played in the first leg of the African playoffs for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Below are the full fixtures of the five first leg matches (Aggregate winners of the two-leg playoffs qualify for the World Cup):
12 Oct. Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Vs Algeria
12 Oct. Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Vs Senegal
13 Oct. Addis Ababa Ethiopia Vs Nigeria
13 Oct. Rades Tunisia Vs Cameroon
15 Oct. Kumasi Ghana Vs Egypt