Nigeria has thrown the gates of the 60,000-capacity Abuja National Stadium for fans to watch an AFCON qualifier against Sudan free on Wednesday.
The Africa champions arrived Abuja after their 1-0 loss to Sudan in Khartoum at the weekend for the return leg of the same fixture. ”Nigerians have the right to be angry after seeing the Eagles losing the game against Sudan” stated Nigerian sports minister Tammy Danagogo.
“But having expressed their displeasure at the Eagles showing, the fans must come out to support the team because we still have the chance to qualify. ”And these boys have the capacity to win. If we as government do our part, the coaches do their part and the players do theirs, then the fans must do their part and that is the support the team needs.”
”That is why we have decided to throw the gates open for everyone to come and watch.”