Uyo Pitch Declared Fit For Super Eagles Vs Bafana Bafana Tie
A team of inspectors from the Nigeria Football Federation has declared the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo ready for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie between Nigeria and South Africa.
Led by the Chairman of NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green, the team expressed delight with the condition of facilities during a final inspection.
"We want to express our appreciation to the Akwa Ibom State Government and the people of the State for their co-operation in observing no activity on the pitch of the stadium. That has helped to retain the lush nature of the turf.
"The NFF is of the belief that this abstinence will be observed until after the match," said Green, who led a first inspection to the venue last month.Nigeria's Super Eagles will face Corsica on Friday before taking on the Hawks of Togo in another friendly match.
These games are to serve as warm up matches for the national team ahead of June 10 when they expect to soar against the Bafana Bafana.