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The Ethiopian Football Federation have confirmed they will play the first leg of the 2014 Fifa World Cup play-offs against Stephen Keshi’s men on Sunday

Ethiopia’s 2014 World Cup first leg play-offs clash against Nigeria has been slated for Sunday, October 13 at the National Stadium in Addis Ababa.

Speaking to news men in Addis, General Secretary of the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) Yigsaw Bezuayehu disclosed that the match will be staged on a Sunday.

“We have traditionally hosted all our home matches on Sunday and our game against Nigeria will not be an exception as we will play the first leg at the National Stadium on Sunday on Sunday October 13,” Bezuayehu said. 

The Nigeria Football Federation had earlier raised alarm that Ethiopia are yet to confirm the match day. With this development, it means that Nigeria will fly out on a chartered flight on Saturday, October 12, so as to beat the effects of the high altitude in Addis Ababa.

Nigeria have opted out for Saturday, November 16 as the date for the return leg match to be played  at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.