AFCON Qualifier: Siasia okays Kaduna stadium, hotel

Ahead of the make or mar 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier againsta the Pharaohs of Egypt, the caretaker coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, over the weekend inspected and certified the Ahmadu Bello stadium in Kaduna fit to host the crucial tie billed for March 25.

Siasia after the match in Abuja Siasia after the match in Abuja Siasia equally inspected and endorsed the team’s Continental Suites camps for the match, saying that they met all the necessary requirements and standards for any team to be comfortable and concentrate for such a high profile match.

General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dr Mohammed Sanusi, who disclosed this in a telephone chat with Sports Vanguard on Sunday said that he did not waste time before endorsing both the stadium and hotel after undertaking a visit to Kaduna during the weekend.

“Siasia was in Kaduna at the weekend in company with the assistant director, technical, to inspect the stadium and accommodation for the team for the match against Egypt.

He expressed satisfaction after checking the pitch and the hotel accommodation. He said he was okay with what he saw, which means that the visit has watered down the initial impressions he had about the stadium.

He said that the pitch is in good condition,” Dr Sanusi stated. Recall that Siasia while unveiling the list of 43 invited players for the encounter raised concern over the Kaduna venue because of the hot weather in the city which is in contrast with what obtains in Europe where most of the Nigerian players are coming from.


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