Nigeria's Super Eagles, made up entirely of domestic league players, will play a friendly game in Uyo, Akwa Ibom to formally open the new Akwa Ibom Stadium on November 6, 2014.
Super Eagles To Open Akwa Ibom Int'l Stadium On November 6
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will open Akwa Ibom stadium on November 6, 2014 with a set of home based players that will face a yet to be decided North African opponent
Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation. NFF disclosed in Abuja that the friendly encounter, which is to be bankrolled by the Akwa Ibom State Government, will see the Super Eagles play a North African team that will be confirmed this week.
Head Coach Amodu Shaibu is already planning to use the opportunity of this international friendly to begin preparations for Nigeria's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against Congo and South Africa in November.
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The new 30,000 capacity Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo is also expected to host Nigeria's final 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on November 19, 2014.