The Nigeria Football Federation has reiterated that Super Eagles Thursday AFCON 2023 qualifier against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will ...
The Nigeria Football Federation has reiterated that Super Eagles Thursday AFCON 2023 qualifier against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will which will be played at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja will be played behind closed doors.
According to the NFF General Secretary Dr Mohammed Sanusi who spoke in Abuja, he said the decision became necessary as a result of the one-match ban placed on the country by the World football governing body following the invasion of fans in a world cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ghana at the stadium in March.
“We want to make this appeal to our very passionate football fans to take heart for this one game”. “It is only a one-match ban after which they (fans) can return to give support to the Super Eagles”.
“Nonetheless, we want to urge all our football fans, and indeed all Nigerians, to support the team whichever way they can and pray for success against the Sierra Leoneans on Thursday.”
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Leone Stars at the MKO Abiola National Stadium on Thursday June 9 by 5pm before they tackle ‘The Falcons and True Parrots’of São Tomé and Príncipe four days later at the 45,000 –capacity Grand Stade de Agadir in southern Morocco on Monday.
The Super Eagles who were sent packing at the last AFCON in the round of 16 will be looking forward to qualify and win their fourth title in Ivory Coast next year.