The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will be played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

There have been speculations of the match venue for the game against Cameroun after the Super Eagles fell to a shock defeat in the hands of Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a African Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo, sparking suggestions that the ground harbours  a bad omen that is working against the Nigerian team while other suggested that the defeat was due to the distances between the team hotel and the match venue which is about 45 minutes drive.

However, Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr insisted that the match venue should be changed due to the fact the his team has already acclimatised to the city and will not fancy a move to another stadium.

The NFF has now backed the tactician by maintaining that the next qualifiers will be played in Uyo.

The body’s director of communication, Mr Olajire made this known to reporters on Wednesday, he said: “I want to confirm that the match against Cameroon will take place in Uyo on the September 1. Uyo has been a good ground for the Super Eagles irrespective of what happened in the last game against South Africa in the AFCON qualifier.

“Equally, I have to reassure all lovers of Nigerian football that the NFF is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that we defeat Cameroon because that will brighten our chances of qualifying for the World Cup”.


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