There has been a fresh dramatic development concerning dates and venues for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between Nigeria and Libya, as the North African country appears ready to play the matches on October 13 and 16.
Although Confederation of African Football (CAF) have been reluctant in agreeing to a request by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to have the first leg moved to October 13 in Uyo, it was gathered that Libya are willing to allow the shift in date.
With that acceptance, it would mean having to move the second leg in Tunisia to another date, but Lybia Football Federation (LFF) are again prepared to do just that, meaning the reverse fixture may possibly now hold on Tuesday, October 16.
The final word on all this back and forth over date and venue is expected from CAF, while Tunisia Football Federation (NFF) also need to be carried along, as they will make logistics available for a smooth organization of the second leg on their home soil.
However, in a quick move to take advantage of Libya’s willingness to be flexible on the matter, the NFF have promptly written to all bodies involved in the games, to formally and officially inform them of the planned changes.