Super Eagles To Play Congo In Port Harcourt
A new venue has been decided for the international friendly between Nigeria and DR Congo, and the Adokiye Aimesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt is the new choice.
The friendly is a farewell game for the Super Eagles before leaving the country for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had initially settled for the Nest of Champions in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Following a meeting with the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick and Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr in attendance, Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, announced the new venue for the friendly.
Port Harcourt was where the Super Eagles started their qualification journey to Russia in November 2015 when they defeated Swaziland 2-0 to qualify for the third round of the African qualifiers.
“Governor Wike has done well in terms of funding national sporting events. He hosted the African Wrestling Championship on behalf of the Federal Government.
“Now he is hosting the Super Eagles and Democratic Republic of Congo on behalf of the Federal Government. This is something that is worthy of commendation,” said Iyaye.
Pinnick said he appreciates the people of Rivers state for their love and support for the Super Eagles.
“We are playing on the 28th of May, 2018 against the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the match, the Rivers State Governor will host the two teams to a dinner,” he said.
He said the CAF President will watch the International Friendly in Port Harcourt.
“Everywhere is home to the Super Eagles. Lagos, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Kano, Kaduna or Minna. They are Super Eagles of Nigeria and every part is integral to the development of football,” Pinick said.
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