- The Super Eagles of Nigeria will not leave the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo
- There have been reports that the Eagles will leave after the defeat to South Africa
- NFF top official has confirmed that the city of Uyo remains the venue for the Eagles
Despite Nigeria's embarrassing defeat in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa in Uyo, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has stated emphatically that the Super Eagles will not leave the venue.
There have been serious concerns since the Super Eagles' defeat against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa with many Nigerian fans believing that the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo has not been a relaxed venue for the three-time African champions.
Many sports pundits have even reported that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has concluded or agreed on plans to return to Calabar, but NFF secretary general Mohammed Sanusi has rubbished the reports.
“We have not changed venue of Super Eagles matches from Uyo to any other venue. I read the reports, but I can tell you that the NFF did not take such a decision. For now, Uyo remains home for the Eagles.
“If we decide to change venue for Eagles home games, it will be communicated to the media, CAF and FIFA. For all I know, we have not changed venue. Uyo has been good to us and we cannot because we lost to South Africa run away from there,'' Sanusi explained.
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Meanwhile, Nigeria's defeat against South Africa has put the Super Eagles in a tight corner as Gernot Rohr's men would have to win their remaining fixtures for them to qualify for the 2019 Nations Cup.
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