Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general secretary, Dr Sanusi Mohammed has confirmed that Agege Stadium, Lagos will host the June 11th African Women Nations Cup qualifier between the nation’s female squad, Super Falcons and Gambia.
Sanusi said The Soccer Temple will now be the match venue, following complaints by other national team coaches over the poor quality of the pitch at U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, which had initially been earmarked to host the game.
Sanusi further said the change of venue was also due to a follow-up report by the NFF technical department on the state of the Canaan City stadium’s pitch.
He also stated that the Super Falcons will be given adequate attention by providing all the needed logistics for the two matches and the NFF have already sent flight tickets to the 10 foreign-based players invited for the match.
“We want all our national teams to qualify for all competitions and we must provide good pitches for them.
“The Flying Eagles managed to qualify for the next stage and if you watched the game, you will agree with me that the pitch contributed to their outing.
“Also we have consulted the Head Coach Thomas Dennerby before taking the decision which he has approved,” Sanusi submitted.