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Uyo Stadium to host Nigeria vs South Africa 2015 Afcon qualifier

BY TONY UBANI, Uyo
Newly constructed ultra modern 30,000 capacity stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State will host the Afcon 2015 final group qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa.

This was confirmed yesterday by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick in Uyo after an inspection tour of the edifice.

The stadium which has been receiving a lot of media reviews since its completion was described by the NFF boss as “one of the best and could be compared with any other stadium in the world.”

Pinnick did not need much persuasion before approving the arena for the all-important encounter which will define Nigeria’s fate in her qualification bid for the 2015 Afcon in Morocco.

Meanwhile, all is now set for the official commissioning of the stadium. It was confirmed yesterday that Governor Godswill Akpabio will commission the stadium on November 20.

We also gathered that the state government and Julius Berger, the company that built the stadium have reached a 10-year maintenance agreement.

 


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