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Calabar Vs Abuja: Which Is The Better Venue For Super Eagles’ Remaining 2015 AFCON Qualifiers?

Calabar Vs Abuja: Which Is The Better Venue For Super Eagles’ Remaining  2015 AFCON Qualifiers?

The Nigeria Football Federation has said that the Super Eagles will play their remaining 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Cup at the Abuja National Stadium rather than the UJ Eusene Stadium, Calabar which has been the team’s base for about two years.

Do you support the NFF’s decision to take the Eagles’ games back to Abuja or do you think the team should continue their games at the UJ Eusene Stadium, where they have won their games, except the 2-3 defeat to Congo on September 6, 2014?

Do you think the fear of the Boko Haram insurgents in the northern part of Nigeria will affect the team’s focus or perhaps, it is not even a factor?

Where will the Eagles fare better both in results and performances in your rating: Abuja or Calabar?

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 20
  • Somebody 4 years ago

    They should put the National stadium Lagos in order.

  • Izzylove 4 years ago

    Abuja Stadium is far better. Security should be very tight at the venue to forestall insurgency of Boko Harams. That’s all.

  • detator 4 years ago

    Abuja 100% better apart from BK-haram unrest
    i prefer AB-S

  • samuel 4 years ago

    I prefer Abuja stadium better than Calabar. NFF should let them play the two games there. Calabar has been the teams base for some years back, so let them change environment because Calabar is not only stadium that will have in Naija.. Also I will advise that NFF should better call back Siasia because I don’t see any good game playing under Keshi since he took over, no pattern no technical the eagles are just struggle Keshi just fortunate winning nation cup please call Siasia he is far better than Keshi….God bless Naija God bless NFF….

  • TruthisBitter 4 years ago

    ABUJA

  • Abuja stadium is the best NFF can offer the team but do we have security in terms of Boko Haram? Even, if NFF guarantee the maximum of security for our team, do we think they will be glad to play in northern Nigeria? The problem is not calabar stadium but Keshi and NFF. NFF need to put their house in place, we need the right people there. For Keshi, he has ruined his work. There’s no way he can delivered. What happened to Siasia has happened to Oga Keshi. These set of players will finished him soon because of his attitude. After he won the trophy in S/A, he has turned his back to his best players. My question is, how far can Eagles go under Keshi? Lastly, Calabar is not the problem but NFF and Keshi. God bless Nigeria!

  • If you ask me, Abuja national stadium is far better than calabar stadium, and i suggest that our remaining qualifiers should be move to abj stadium where we boost of good facility and capacity in the stadium. Secondly, i dnt think boko harams can stop us from playing there because they have nothing against football lovers and players.

  • Dele Akinyosoye 4 years ago

    It better too ve games in d north but late in d evening to avoid wat happened against angola in 2006world cup playoff.again forget boko haram on that day they too will be inthe bar watch the game. But if eagles play badly anything can happen.so security must be water tight on that day.

  • Oluseyi Odunlami 4 years ago

    Why can’t they come to Lagos?

  • Ayo Obisanya 4 years ago

    The issue is not about which venue is better between Abuja and Calabar but does Nigeria as a country or the inept, corrupt and highly incompetent bunch in NFF really have any philosophy?

    Most countries or National teams usually have a base or a place they call home for all their home games and the team may play home games at various locations around the country now and then just to take the team their adoring fans from time to time particularly on friendly matches. Usually, most countries take the visiting teams to their designated home venues for very important matches and these home venues in some of these countries have been nicknamed the ‘House of Pain’ for most of the visiting teams. For instance in England, its the Wembley and in South Africa, its the Soccer City in Soweto (with 95000-seat capacity) and in the good old days in Nigeria, it was the National Stadium in Suru-Lere which is now moribund due to incompetent sport administrators in the country and a philosophically bankrupt government with virtually no understanding of the psychological, economical and sociological effect of sports in the physical and mental development of a people or a nation. So in effect, what is the significance of the national team been based in Abuja or Calabar with their very insignificant fan base unlike the highly genuine, massive, intimidating and economically buoyant home support fans that Surulere National Stadium used to provide for the team. These are the things a genuine football administration considers when making decisions on where the national team plays not silly, stupid, myopic and little tribal politics as its always the case in the ‘fucked ‘ up country called Nigeria. Also, the current technical leadership of the Super Eagles should be disbanded and bring in their place a competent, technically sound and tactically savvy Management and get rid of the current charlatans of Steven Keshi and Co. because, they cannot continue to run the team on sheer luck which is basically what has been happening since they took over the management of the team.

  • Abubakar Musa 4 years ago

    Abuja is okay,and safe to host the qualifiers. Atleast the team can do with a change of venue and not necessarily Abuja stadium. We have many conducive stadiums all over the Country.

  • Adamu Umar 4 years ago

    Abuja stadium if far better than the U.J Eusuene stadium in calabar for various reasons,* first, the pitch in abuja is world class while that of calabar is in a sorry state.* secondly, Abuja stadium is more T.V friendly than calabar.* thirdly, Abuja generates more crowd than calabar who can help cheer the eagles to victory, the talk that people dont come to watch the team in abuja is false, when we refer back to matches played there.* finally, Boko haram is non- existent in abuja and therefore the fear that the group might play a negative role is baseless.

  • Paul Audu 4 years ago

    It does not matter as to where they play the remaining matches. All that is needed from them is patriotism and commitment.

  • nwagu chukwuka 4 years ago

    ABJ IS OKAY!

  • Chibu 4 years ago

    Most Nigerian players are used to playing in a big pitch and stadium. abuja gives them that semblance rather than Calabar. A smaller stadium is an advantage to other African teams that are used to little pitches. And the technical crew of the Eagles should be changed. Keshi’s reliance on luck is not working anymore.

  • Ambe Raphael. 4 years ago

    we have always had a win or a draw in calabar . so for no good reason should nff move to abuja because the state of insecurity at the moment will not keep some of the players awake all the nite which will affect the players mode of approach.so calabar is the best place for d eagles or akwaibom

  • Martins 4 years ago

    Calabar is still the best

  • john ayobami oso 4 years ago

    FG/NFF should work on our stadiums especially Abuja and lagos. Calaber maybe used by female footballers.

  • SUNNY 4 years ago

    THE ONLY ISSUE IS THE TERRIBLE STATE OF THE CALABAR STADIUM, BUMPY AND UNEVEN SURFACE, EVEN THE GOAL POST IS GOT SOME RUST IN IT, THE PITCH LINE IS NOT VERY VISIBLE. THEREFORE YOU CANNOT EXPECT PROFESSIONALS COMING FROM EUROPE TO PLAY A PASSING GAME, HENCE THEY TEND TO BOOT THE BALL IN THE AIR TO BY-PASS THE MIDFIELD. IT’S NOT PLEASING TO THE EYE AND IT’S A SHAME THAT NIGERIA DOES NOT HAVE A STADIUM WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARD PITCH.

    ABUJA PITCH IS NO BETTER, ITS GOT SHARP SAND GRANULES, AND BOTTLES, PLAYERS WILL NOT PLAY CONFIDENTLY ON IT. THE GOAL POSTS LOOK FUNNY AND IT’S NOT LINED PROPERLY.

    ADVICE: INSTALL ARSENAL TYPE OF PITCH, WICH IS HYBRID GRASS/SYNTHETIC PITCH FOR EASY MAINTENANCE AND LOVELY PLAYING SURFACE, INSTALL NEW GOAL POSTS WITH FAT DIMENSIONS, AND EXCELLENT INTERNATIONAL NET, AND LINE THE PITCH WITH VIVID WHITE LINES.