Ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, has revealed that the Super Eagles are always ready to play in any venue in the country.
He stated this during a telephone interview with a Lagos based radio station, monitored by Soccernet.com.ng, where he disclosed that the priority of the team is to pick the maximum point regardless of the choice of venue.
“We are fully aware of reports going round that the match may be shifted to Uyo, but we are not worried about the choice of venue.
“The players are on the same cards and are ready to play anywhere in Nigeria because any venue in the country is home for the team.
“We played most of our recent matches in Uyo, except for a couple in Port Harcourt, which means we will be in familiar environment if the game holds at Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
“It was only that about two months ago, the stadium in Uyo was not in good condition for this type of match, while Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna appeared better placed.
“The latest we are hearing now, though, is that Ahmadu Bello Stadium is not as good as it was when our coach and officials visited the arena for checks. But, as I said earlier, the Super Eagles are ready to play anywhere in Nigeria.”
The encounter, though, will remain on Friday, October 12, at 5:30pm, with Congolese referee, Jean-Jacques Ndala Ngambo, in charge of the Group E clash, while the second leg will hold in Tunisia on Monday, October 15.