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Ahmadu Bello Stadium to play host to Nigeria, Chad match, says Official

Lagos – The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Thursday said that the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, would play host to the Nigeria/Chad Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

A statement by NFA said that the match would be played on June 13.

“With the date and venue for Eagle’s match against Chad now known, we can now intensify our effort toward winning the game.

“ Of course it’s been a while we saw the men’s senior national team in a competitive fixture no thanks to non-qualification for the 2015 AFCON held in Equatorial Guinea.

“ It was indeed a bitter pill to swallow and one that we certainly not want to either remember or reenact.

“ Six months is a very long time in football and that is how long our dear Eagles have taken to feature in a competitive fixture,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the 16,000 capacity stadium has a natural turf which is in a very good shape now.

It stated that Kaduna, a populous multi-ethnic city, has been given the nod to host match due to its fans previous support to the national teams.

NAN reports that the last time the Eagles played in that stadium was a friendly against the Etalons of Burkina Faso in September 2013.

The match was played three days after a Super Eagles World Cup qualification victory over Malawi in Calabar. (NAN)


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