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Rohr Laments Poor State of Abuja Stadium

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has lamented the deplorable state of the Abuja National stadium, describing it unplayable.

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Rohr who returned to Nigeria in preparation for the Eagles African Nations Cup qualifiers against Seychelles on September 8, had inspected the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna which could be used to host the Eagles home game against Libya in October.

Rohr while addressing journalists at the NFF’s liaison office in Surulere, Friday, Lagos alongside the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) first Vice-Chairman, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi and Head of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode said he regrets the fact that the  Eagles do not have a permanent home ground for matches.

“It is regrettable that the Super Eagles do not have a home ground for matches, I have worked in several African countries and national teams play in the capital. The last time  I checked, the Abuja stadium was unplayable”
“Nigeria deserves better,” the Franco-German tactician added.

The Abuja national stadium which can accommodate 60,491 spectators was commissioned April 2003 and hosted the 8th All African Games which took place in October same year,, is now a shadow of itself due to the deplorable nature of the stadium.


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