The Egypt senior men’s national team, the Pharaohs will touch down in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 23rd, aboard a chartered Egypt Air flight, fcnaija has authoritatively gathered.
The Pharaohs have been training in Cairo with the home-based players ahead of the games against Nigeria on the 25th and 29th in Kaduna and Alexandria respectively.
The five overseas-based players invited are expected to join up with the rest of the squad latest on Tuesday, before departing the Cairo International Airport for the almost six-hour flight to Nigeria.
The team will then be sheltered at the Royal Tropicana Hotel on Isa Kaita road, Kaduna. They will have their feel of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Thursday evening, before the game on Friday.
The Pharaohs are expected to depart the shores of Nigeria immediately after the match, with the return leg coming up the following Tuesday at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
The Pharaohs currently lead Nigeria in the qualifying group, with Egypt having won both of their matches to date, two points ahead of the second placed Nigeria. The upcoming clashes could well decide who obtains the automatic qualifying spot from the group, with only the group winners going to the 2017 African Cup automatically.