The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has reiterated that the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Egypt, will be played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh, had earlier expressed his desire to host the game in Port Harcourt, but the football house insisted the game will not be moved from the northern city.
NFF Assistant Director, Media and Communication, Ademola Olajire who confirmed this to Goal, said: “I want to tell you without mincing words that the Eagles versus Egypt match would take place in Kaduna and that is final as regards the venue of the match.”
But when asked about Oliseh’s request for the match to be played in Port Harcourt for easy connection of flights for the Super Eagles players coming from Europe, the NFF spokesman, who was furious reiterated that the federation will not shift ground for the coach.
He said: “What I can tell you is that the coach cannot tell the football federation where the match would be played. It is the prerogative of the NFF to pick match venues.”
The game slated for March 23, will now be played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, unless the football federation decides otherwise.