The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the venue switch of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier game between Nigeria and Guinea. The game, which was originally scheduled to take place at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Wednesday, March 22, will now be held at the Abuja National Stadium.
The NFF’s decision to move the game to Abuja was made due to the health and safety concerns of the players, staff, and spectators. The NFF stressed that the move was done in the best interest of all involved and that the Abuja National Stadium provides a more secure environment that meets the highest health and safety standards.
The change of venue also means that the return leg of the game, which was originally scheduled for the same venue in Ibadan, will also be held at the Abuja National Stadium.
The Nigeria U-23 team is set to compete in the final round of the U-23 AFCON qualifiers for the first time, having made it through the group stages successfully. They will face off against Guinea in the two-legged tie, with the first leg being held in Abuja on Wednesday, March 22.
The NFF’s decision to move the game to Abuja is a testament to the federation’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all involved in the game. With the AFCON qualifiers set to be an exciting affair, the NFF’s decision to move the game to Abuja is sure to be a popular one with fans, players, and staff alike.