The Secretary-General of Nigeria Football Association, Musa Amadu, told newsmen that a Boeing 787 Jetliner will depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 1.40am on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the aircraft has been chartered for the trip to Ethiopia for the 2014 FIFA World Cup final elimination fixture’s first leg match.
“The plane is expected to touch down at the Addis Ababa Airport some minutes after 8am Ethiopian time,” the NFA secretary-general said.
NAN reports that Ethiopia is two hours ahead of Nigeria.
Amadu added that the delegation would include 23 players, four coaches, eight team backroom staff, NFA board members, National Sports Commission officials and members of the National Assembly.
“The delegation will also have some NFA management and secretariat staff, some other Nigerian football stakeholders, media representatives and members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, all totalling 263 persons,” he said.