NFF considering Asaba for Eagles matches


As the newly built Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta state successfully plays host to the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is considering the stadium for hosting matches involving the Super Eagles.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick said this was imperative because the stadium currently has one of the best football pitches in the country.

Pinnick stated this when he led members of the NFF executive committee to pay a courtesy call on the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.

To make this a reality, Pinnick promised to ensure the Confederation of African Football (CAF) would send delegates to check the stadium in Asaba and certify it for international matches and competitions.

“Nobody ever thought that the stadium will see the light of the day. I can boldly say, it is the godliness in you that made you to complete this stadium.

“The stadium will endure long after you have left office. It will be an everlasting legacy of your administration.

“I want to assure you that CAF will come to check the stadium for international competitions and with the support of my executive committee, it will be possible.”

In the last five years, the Super Eagles have played most of their competitive matches at the U.J Esuene stadium in Calabar, Cross River state; and more recently the Godswill Akpabio International stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

The Nigerian team will resume its 2019 AFCON qualifiers with a visit to the Seychelles islands in September.