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Pinnick: Ogbemudia Stadium Will Pass FIFA Test to Host Eagles’ Matches

Pinnick: Ogbemudia Stadium Will Pass FIFA Test to Host Eagles’ Matches

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.

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“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.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • Edoman 11 months ago

    Uyo is a big teams killer ooo. Always follow who know road oooo. l don’t have problems playing International matches in Benin City. But, historically, it have no good record to be happy about. Nothing should stop Nigeria from going to the World-cup. We all love the City where we are born but, we all also love the way Nigeria destroyed the Beasts in the African football at Uyo in not distant past.

     
  • All Amadi 11 months ago

    When you read that a Nigerian stadium is “state-of-the-art” you can be sure that the turf is not of international standard. The simplest things are never done well in Nigeria

     
  • Ako Amadi 11 months ago

    Nigerians plant mangroves and cassava in their stadiums, instead of grass. No wonder FIFA disqualifies Nigeria every time they visit We just cannot understand that the most important facility in a stadium is the quality of the playing surface.