Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has insisted that the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State remains the Super Eagles home ground.
According to thenff.com, Pinnick stated this during a visit to the governor of Akwa Ibom State Udom Emmanuel.
Pinnick said the huge support the Eagles receive in Uyo is the major reason why they will continue to play their home games there.
“I thank our sports-loving Governor for his significant role in football development in the country, as shown in his government being ever-ready to host the senior national team in Uyo,” Pinnick said.
“I want to re-affirm that Uyo will remain the home of the Super Eagles because of the extra-ordinary support from the fans in the state.
“On the 9th of October, Nigeria will also be playing Zambia here in Akwa Ibom.”
Governor Emmanuel said praised the NFF for taking the decision to continue using Uyo for the Super Eagles’ home games.
“Coming back to Akwa Ibom is always a motivation. Self-confidence is necessary when you are in the battle front,” the governor said.
“After the last match, there were a lot of comments. I thank the NFF. They believe in themselves, they believe in the players and they believe in Nigeria. That is what we need at this time.”
Pinnick went on to announce an invitation to Governor Emmanuel to lead the Nigeria delegation to Algeria for the last match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The Eagles will host the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on matchday three of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on September 1st 2017 in Uyo.