By Johnny Edward:
The supervisor to the Egyptian national team Ihab Lahita is pleased that the city of Kaduna is safe for next Friday’s all important cracker between Nigeria and Egypt but has expressed his unhappiness over the state of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium pitch.
Lahita says the grass at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium is very bad and will need to be well watered before the encounter.
“In Kaduna the hotels are sub-standard and the grass also very bad but the good thing is that it is safe for football,” he told Completesportsnigeria.com after his spy mission of the state.
“No Boko Haram there.”
Lahita also revealed that AS Roma winger Mohammed Salah admits the encounter will be tough but he has promised he and his teammates will make the people of Egypt happy.
Completesportsnigeria.com can also report that interim Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has visited the stadium himself to see the state of the pitch ahead of the game but offered no comments when quizzed.