CAF Confederation Cup: Nasarawa United throw gates open for Generation Foot tie

Officials of Nasarawa United, one of Nigeria’s flag bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup have announced that the gates of the Abuja National Stadium would be thrown open for fans to come in free for their Sunday match.

The Solid Miners will be starting their campaign with the first round first leg encounter against AS Academie Generation Foot of Senegal at the National Stadium, Abuja.

The match will start at 4pm on Sunday.

On Saturday, the match coordination meeting held at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja, with the match commissioner, Andy Quamie, from Liberia presiding.

The match referees from Mauritania are Thiam Amadou, with Warr Abderrahman, Cheick Mamadou and Babacar Sarr as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and reserve referee respectively.

Generation Foot’s delegation of 35 persons arrived in Abuja on Friday, and trained at the National Stadium on Saturday.

The Chairman of Nasarawa State Football Association, Mohammed Alkali, and NFF’s Ag. Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, were among officers at the match coordination meeting.

While Nasarawa United players will wear green jerseys for tomorrow’s encounter, the visitors from Senegal woud be clad in ox-blood tops and shorts.

Club chairman, Isaac Danladi, told, “We are calling on the good people of Abuja and environs to come and support us at the National Stadium so that we can feel truly at home and our players will be inspired to earn a handsome win.”

While Generation Foot are campaigning on the continent for the first time, Nasarawa United played in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2007 after crashing out of the more lucrative CAF Champions League.

Meanwhile, on Friday, one of Nigeria’s flag-bearers in the CAF Champions League, Enyimba FC, lost 0-1 to Vipers of Uganda in Kampala.

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