In a recent development, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has granted approval for ONLY the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo to host the Super Eagles’ upcoming home game in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. This decision marks a shift from the team’s previous matches, which were held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Interestingly, the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja was not included in the list of approved stadiums announced by CAF on Monday, prompting the change in venue for the Nigerian national football team. Consequently, the Super Eagles’ next qualifier is set to take place against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on June 18. However, due to the absence of an approved stadium in Sierra Leone, the match will be played at a neutral venue.
Following this away clash, the Super Eagles will return to their newly approved home ground for their final qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe in September. Currently, under the guidance of Jose Peseiro, the team leads Group A of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers with nine points. To secure their spot in Cote d’Ivoire, the Super Eagles only need a single point from their forthcoming game against Sierra Leone.
With the approval of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, as the new home ground, the Super Eagles anticipate a fresh chapter in their AFCON journey, striving to maintain their impressive form and secure their place among the continent’s top teams.
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