The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has assured that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City which has been chosen by the body to host the Super Eagles’ first 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match will pass the upcoming FIFA test, Completesports.com reports.
Pinnick disclosed this during the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday night in Benin.
He also informed that a delegation of FIFA would inspect the Stadium in February 2020 to certify it fit to host World Cup qualifiers, and expressed confidence that the revamped stadium would pass the litmus test.
“The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium would host the first match of the Super Eagles in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in March 2020,” Pinnick said.
“This stadium is a state of the art edifice and has all the required facilities to pass the test of the FIFA delegation when they come for inspection to certify this place fit for such a high calibre international match.”
The 2020 World Cup qualifier will hold after the draw for the global football tourney would have been conducted on January 21, 2020 at the Cairo headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Super Eagles are expected to feature at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for the first time since 2011 when they drew goalless with Botswana in an international friendly match.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.