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Nigeria: Port Harcourt to Host Eagles, Congo Friendly

Port Harcourt — The Rivers State Government has announced its readiness to host the international friendly between the Super Eagles and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on May 28.

The agreement for the hosting of the Super Eagles and Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt on May 28, 2018 was reached after a high-profile meeting between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick; and Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, at the Government House in Port Harcourt yesterday.

Addressing journalists after the meeting at the Government House thursday, Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye, said the state government would do everything possible to ensure that the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium is ready for the International Friendly.

The state government thanked the NFF for their collaboration targeted at the development of football in the country.

He said: “Governor Wike has done well in terms of funding national sporting events. He hosted the African Wrestling Championship on behalf of the Federal Government. Now he is hosting the Super Eagles and Democratic Republic of Congo on behalf of the Federal Government. This is something that is worthy of commendation.”

Also speaking, President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, commended the Rivers State Government and the people of the state for their unflinching support for the Super Eagles.

He said the NFF is happy with the state of facilities at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

“We are playing on the 28th of May, 2018 against the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the match, the Rivers State governor will host the two teams to a dinner,” he said.

He said that the CAF President, Ahmad, would watch the international friendly in Port Harcourt.

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