The Super Eagles of Nigeria will host Libya at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
Nigeria will face Libya on Friday, October 12 in the matchday three of AFCON 2019 qualifier which was supposed to be played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Reports claim the Ahmadu Bello Stadium did not meet the requirement and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), are expected to move the game to Uyo
Two inspections were carried out on the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, first by Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr.
It was after the second inspection that the decision was made to move the game away from Kaduna.
Uyo has been the Super Eagles home in recent years although their last match in Nigeria was played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
High level NFF sources tell me Nigeria’s October 12 #Afcon2019Q game has now been moved from Kaduna to Uyo after the Ahmadu Bello Stadium pitch (pictured) failed an inspection last week.
Pic 1 is the pitch in pristine condition last month.
Pic 2 is the state last week pic.twitter.com/eN7bKaFdca
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) September 25, 2018
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsWhy Uyo was not initially considered to host the Nigeria Vs Libya game could not be ascertained by Pulse Sports.
The pitch at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium is back in good condition after it suffered a tear-up in the wake of a political rally.
The NFF have reached a verbal agreement with the Akwa Ibom State government and have written a letter to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to inform them of the change in plan.
After two games played in the qualifiers for AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles are third in Group E. After a shock 0-2 loss at home against South Africa in 2017, Nigeria beat Seychelles away 3-0.