There are strong indications that the new Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State will be the venue of the high-profile friendly match between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt in March 2019.

Latest reports indicate that with the prospect of playing at the Abuja National Stadium is not anyway visible, hence the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has picked Asaba for the Nigeria Egypt friendly and the final African Cup of Nations qualifying group B match against Seychelles.

A top official in the Glasshouse confirmed to Thisdaysports in a telephone interview last night that the deal to host the two matches in Asaba is almost a done deal because the Delta State government has agreed to take 70% of the cost to prosecute the matches.

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“We have reached the final phase of discussion and all seems to be done deal as the Asaba stadium will stage the matches all things been equal,” the top official confirmed yesterday evening.

Although the final group stage match against Seychelles is inconsequential since the Super Eagles had already qualified and topped the group, another top source disclosed that the main reason why Delta State negotiated to stage the matches was primarily because of the match against six-time African champions Egypt.

The international match against Egypt is expected to attract top players like Mohamed Salah of Liverpool FC, Mohammed El-Shenawy and Ahmed Hegazi among many others.

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