AFCON 2019 qualifier: Uyo Stadium turf tickles NFF 

Posted on Apr 14 2017 - 9:22am by admin

•Akwa Ibom ready for Eagles

by way of George Aluo

The nation’s soccer governing body, the Nigeria soccer Federation, NFF has expressed happiness over the state of the Uyo Stadium turf, ahead of the June AFCON 2019 qualifier in opposition to South Africa.
The NFF early this week despatched a two- man team to Uyo to hold out an assessment of the state of the wonderful arena, especially the pitch ahead of the all-essential conflict in opposition to South Africa.
The NFF staff led by using technical committee boss, Chris green had after the Uyo day trip expressed delight over what they saw.
green in a file which a reliable NFF supply made to be had to day by day Sunsports thumbed up the Akwa Ibom State executive for maintaining the arena.
The record stated that the pitch is in good form however used to be fast in advising the stadium administration to maintain watering it to make sure it continues to be lush green, particularly in June when the Eagles come calling.
Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, we further gathered, is also comfy playing in Uyo as he sees the world as Nigeria’s best possible and a venue with passionate fanatics who cheer the Eagles non cease.
in the meantime the special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on sports activities, Paul Bassey has assured that the state govt would supply the the NFF and the tremendous Eagles whole strengthen beforehand of the game.
Bassey instructed day-to-day Sunsports that as host, Akwa Ibom puts in the whole thing to ensure a hitch free match.
“The state has at all times performed host to the Eagles in a special method. Gov Udom Emmanuel is ready to proceed in that tradition once we play South Africa in June. “The Nest of Champions shall be in good shape and all different logistics will be put in location,” Bassey assured.


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