NFF Retains Uyo For Nigeria – Zambia World cup qualifier
According to Independent.ng online Newspaper, The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has retained Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo for the Super Eagles against Chipolopolo of Zambia World Cup qualifier billed for October 7.
The News portal reported that Some football followers recently raised questions on the suitability of Uyo for the game in view of the crisis in the neighbouring Aba in Abia State between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipod) and the army.
But speaking to the media on Monday, Toyin Ibitoye, Super Eagles media officer, dismissed such fears, noting that the Akwa Ibom State Government had always ensured adequate security in Uyo since the Super Eagles started playing all its games there.
Ibitoye revealed that the NFF was currently working on measures to ensure Nigeria got the right result against Zambia on October 7. Ibitoye said Coach Gernot Rohr and his technical crew was working round the clock to plot the strategies that would nail their opponents in Uyo.
“There is no security problem in Akwa Ibom now,” he said, adding, “I want to assure you that plans for the game would be made public in the days ahead. There is no cause for alarm, as all arrangements for the game is in top gear.”