Super Eagles – Libya Clash Moved To Uyo From Kaduna

Super Eagles – Libya Clash Moved To Uyo From Kaduna

By Kazeem Tijani:
Complete Sports has been reliably informed that the up-coming 2019 AFCON qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Group E leaders, Libya may now hold at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo.

The Nigeria Football Federation were as at press time contemplating shifting the match from the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna which was ealier confirmed for the tie.

Super Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye who confirmed this development however informs that this decision still awaits an official confirmation within the next few days.

“Yes the match would now hold at the Uyo Stadium as the Kaduna Stadium has not been certified ready for the tie,” Informs Ibitoye.

“But the Federation is expected to issue an official statement on this in the coming days,” noted Ibitoye.

The NFF last month announced Kaduna as the venue for the qualifier following an inspection by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr. At the time, the playing field seemed in near perfect condition.

However, a second inspection last week showed a deterioration in the condition of the pitch.

With the game less than three weeks away, the NFF made the decision to
move the game to Uyo, where the Super Eagles have played the majority of their qualifiers.

Sources told KweséESPN that an NFF delegation visited the Uyo Stadium last week and found the pitch, which had also suffered tear-up in the wake of a political rally, in restored condition.

Verbal approval has also been received from the Akwa Ibom State government, owners of the stadium. The NFF has written to the Confederation of African Football and to the Libyan football federation intimating them of the change.

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  • oakfield 3 years ago

    Better, no sentiments abeg

  • What a smart decision!

  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    All we have to say is THANK YOU LORD!…lol. But that the song that came straight to my mouth immediately I saw this news. Now I can be assured of another 4-0 loading…cuz the scene will just be like that of Cameroon

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    This is good development. Good job by the stadium management for a speedy relaying of the grass. a win against Libya on our is non negotiable

  • U people would have taken the game to sambisa forest,thank God mr pinnick is back

  • whichever stadium host the match in any part of the country, i am comfortable with it, in as much it is condusive for our players to do their job well and make us proud, my main concern is victory for our darling national team, i urge people that are always sectional in all sphere of their endeavour to be mindful of choice words they are using on a public forum, because other people are reading whatever they write.

  • Edit *choice of words*

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 3 years ago

    The idea of using Football Stadium to hold Political rallies is outmoded and should be discarded entirely throughout Nigeria. Why not develop the “City Center” concept as in other Western World ?