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Pinnick Describes Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium As ‘World Class’

Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has described the newly-renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin as World Class.

The edifice will host the afcon qualifiers between Nigeria and Sierra Leone on November 13.

Pinnick said during an inspection tour of the facility accompanied by Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu.

“There is a tremendous improvement compared to the last time I came, the turf is very brilliant, it’s what you see in world-class facilities. I thank the government of Edo for this facility and we are proud of this achievement.”

“The super eagles can’t wait to come and play in the state. I’m in touch with the players, who are all excited to be here to play for the country especially, Ahmed Musa, the captain of the team, whose mother is from Edo and he is anxious to play for the nation and his State”.

“The NFF will move into the state on Friday, Nov 9, while the players will start arriving from Nov. 11 and after the game, make preparations to fly to Sierra Leone on Friday or Saturday after the game”.

“I will communicate all I have seen here to the Ministry of Youths and Sports and also the Executive Committee”.

“I am happy with what we have seen here today and the Super Eagles will be playing here for a long time”
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“We are also going to bring the Super Falcons here to play; they are the most successful team in Africa, you know this is home like I told you, I made a promise on behalf of the federation, that is a promise kept”.

“And also, we’ve always been thankful to Edo government for being there for Nigeria football federation, and we thank them for that generosity at every point in time because these are very sensitive times”.

“We are also working because they have been a lot of people coming into the stadium, we have to observe the COVID-19 protocol to the letter”.

“They have written to us officially, this is about 15, 000 sitting capacity stadium”.

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