The Tremendous Eagles’ delegation to Sunday’s 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualification collection Day 2 encounter towards the Warriors of Zimbabwe will arrive in Rwanda – Zimbabwe’s adopted residence – within the early hours of Saturday.
The delegation of gamers and officers will journey to East Africa aboard a chartered plane that can depart from the Victor Attah Worldwide Airport by midnight, and contact down in Kigali at daybreak, earlier than a two-hour street journey to Butare, town the place the match venue (Huye Stadium) is positioned.
The 20,000 -capacity Huye Stadium has a man-made turf, however the Eagles have voiced a collective resolution to not be bothered concerning the enjoying turf as they search the utmost three factors.
After a 1-1 draw with Lesotho’s Crocodiles in Uyo on Thursday night, Coach Jose Peseiro and his prices quietly dedicated to dealing with the remaining 9 matches of the qualification collection with a a lot stronger mentality, with victory in every match the one possibility.
With Rwanda on the high-altitude airplane, it was determined that the Eagles fly into the nation, have their official coaching session and play the match earlier than the unfamiliar local weather started to take its toll.
Zimbabwe’s Warriors, who clashed with Rwanda’s Amavubi in their very own Day 1 fixture – which ended scoreless – have been coaching on the synthetic turf of the Huye Stadium since arriving in Rwanda on the weekend, and confronted the house staff on the identical turf.
The Eagles and the Warriors will conflict on the Huye Stadium from 3pm Rwanda time (1pm Nigeria). Victory on Sunday will take the Tremendous Eagles to 4 factors with the marketing campaign one-fifth of the best way gone.
Souleiman Ahmed Djama from Djibouti would be the referee, to be assisted by his countrymen Liban Abdoulrazack Ahmed (assistant referee 1), Rachid Waiss Bouraleh (assistant referee 2) and Mohamed Diraneh Guedi (fourth official).
Yohannes Ghirmai Ghebregziabher from Eritrea shall be within the function of referee assessor and Raphael Lyson Humba from Malawi would be the match commissioner.