Why Nigeria vs Egypt friendly will be played in Asaba




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It has been revealed that the NFF has decided to take the international friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Egypt to Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba because of funding.

The Super Eagles will tackle the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 26 next year as the team intensify preparation towards Confederations of African Football‘s Cup of Nations .

Reports revealed that the NFF agreed for the match to hold in the newly constructed Stephen Keshi Stadium because the Delta State government has promised to bankroll the game.

“Since the state has accepted to host matches involving the team for now, who are we to say no? We all know what goes into a game as regards the financial implication. And Delta for now has been taking care of that on behalf of the federation which we are grateful for,” a source revealed.

The Stadium had earlier hosted international friendly between the Super Eagles and Uganda and also the final of the Aiteo Cup finalbetween Rangers of Enugu and Kano Pillars.

Although Super Eagles coach Gernot is not satisfied with the state of the pitch and urged the NFF to take the team back to Nest of Champions in Uyo.



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