NFF official Green gives thumps up to Godswill Akpabio Stadium

NFF official Green gives thumps up to Godswill Akpabio Stadium
Nigerian Players celebrating their goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar//Backpagepix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017. 18:00

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are satisfied with the current state of the playing turf of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

The pitch was recently inspected by NFF's chairman of technical and development committee Barrister Chris Green ahead the Super Eagles' clash. with South Africa.

Nigeria are scheduled to host Bafana Bafana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo in June 2017.

“We are delighted with the state of the playing turf and other facilities at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium,” Green told

“I can tell you that the pitch is just as it was when the Super Eagles played Algeria in the World Cup qualifier in November last year.

“The fact that Julius Berger has also started some work on the turf is even more re-assuring," he said.

"They are adding manure, and afterwards will do cutting and rolling, and they have the benefit of the weather at this period. By the time we host South Africa."

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