Super Eagles Vs Congo Friendly: NFF, Dalung Confused Over Venue
The Nigeria Football Federation headed by Amaju Pinnick and Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, are in disagreement over which venue will host the international friendly between the Super Eagles and Congo DR.
First, the friendly, which will serve as a farewell for the Super Eagles heading to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, was initially planned to be played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Last week, the NFF changed its mind and chose the Adokiye Amasimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, after inspecting the facility alongside Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.
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But on Monday, Dalung insisted that the international friendly match between the Super Eagles and Congo DR on May 28 can only be played outside Abuja, if the National Stadium is not ready.
“We are looking at Port Harcourt if by then we are unable to complete work at the stadium here in Abuja,” Dalung said.
“As you can see here work has gone far. Port Harcourt remains our Plan B to host the farewell game. The idea is for the players to mop up the blessings and prayers of Nigerians.
The date for the match is May 28.
The Super Eagles, who will face Argentina, Croatia and Iceland at the Russia 2018 World Cup, will play friendly matches with Czech Republic and England after the DR Congo match.
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