Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has said they are yet to decide if the national team will travel by boat for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic.
The Super Eagles will battle the Squirrels in Cotonou on March 27, before facing Lesotho three days later in Lagos.
Pinnick has now revealed that travelling by the sea is one of the options the NFF is considering.
“Going to Cotonou by boat I do that all the time when we were going to inspect we did it, there’s nothing wrong in exploring other forms of adventure in Nigeria,” Pinnick told Arise TV.
“There’s nobody in Lagos that has not been to Ilashe or been to Tarkwa Bay, so it’s the same thing, so what’s the big deal.
“Look at the Lagos boat terminal, it’s one of the best in the world that I’ve seen, so why don’t we use all those things if we have them.
“So it’s just a projection, we have not agreed on it. We are looking at going by road to Cotonou which is our next-door neighbour because even if you want to leave Eko Hotel to the Murtala Muhammed Airport it is half the journey of going to Cotonou, so why do you need to fly and go to Cotonou?”
Nigeria are top of Group L with eight points and a victory either against the Republic of Benin or Lesotho will seal their place at the AFCON tournament in Cameroon.
Super Eagles might travel by boat for AFCON qualifier against Benin Republic