Organizers of this year’s West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup have adjusted the opening group matches, with the home-based Eagles now billed to take on Mali, not hosts Ghana, on Thursday.
An official disclosed that Mali and Nigeria will now open Group A in Cape Coast by 4pm on Thursday, to be followed by the game between Ghana and Guinea.
The official also disclosed that Nigeria will play a second afternoon fixture against Guinea on Saturday, to be followed by Ghana up against Mali.
The final round of Group A matches will be played on Monday, September 18, with Nigeria battling home team Ghana, while Guinea square up against Mali.
The top two teams will advance to the knockout semi-finals of the sub-regional competition, which has been revived with new sponsors Fox Sports.
The Eagles’ matches now are Thursday, Mali vs Nigeria 4pm; Saturday, Sept 16, Nigeria vs Guinea 4pm, Monday, Sept 18, Nigeria vs Ghana 6pm; while the final is fixed for Sunday, September 24.