With a 1-0 advantage, the Republic of Benin squad arrived Nigeria on Thursday ahead of the clash on Saturday.
With a 1-0 advantage, the Republic of Benin squad arrived Nigeria on Thursday, August 17 ahead of the clash on Saturday.
Pulse Sports learnt that the 35-man delegation turned down the arrangements made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Kano State Government.
As stipulated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), home federations are supposed to make all necessary arrangements including logistics and accommodation for the away team.
The Republic of Benin have however made their own arrangement, choosing to stay Grand Central hotel Kano.
The Squirrels got a 1-0 win in the first leg through a penalty in the 90th minute which was converted by Mama Seibou.
All eyes will be on the referee in charge of the game following complains from the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick.
Pinnick watched the first leg live was not happy with the officiating of Algerian referee Mustapha Ghorbal who handled the game.
“I can say emphatically that the officiating was very poor and the turf too affected our game but we will be able to overcome those two challenges in the next game and qualify,” Pinnick told Complete Sports.
“The officiating was very poor and I have notified the authorities concerning it.”
The second leg will be played at the Sani Abacha Stadium Kano at 4 pm local time.