NFF pick Ahmadu Bello Stadium for Nigeria, Egypt clash


SoccerNet Nigeria
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has chosen the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna as venue for the Super Eagles clash against Egypt in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on March 23.

A two-man NFF delegation led by its General-Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi on Thursday inspected and approved the stadium, NAN reports.

Sanusi told journalists that the stadium has the required facilities to host international matches.

Despite the approval, stadium manager, Gideon Malo was told to make efforts to upgrade the training pitches, provide functional generator and some other facilities before the final inspection later.

“The stadium is very good, it is an international match and a very good one for us. We want them to enjoy the game when they come and carry positive news of Nigeria away with them,” the NFF scribe told journalists.

“Give the match publicity so that the stadium will be full with home fans to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.

“We are hearing of foreign leagues because of publicity, we are appealing to you to give good publicity to Nigerian league.

“The Director of Facilities at the National Sports Commission (NSC) is here with us in view of the importance of this visit,”Sani said.

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