Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has agreed for the Super Eagles to welcome Egypt to the northern city of Kaduna in a crucial AFCON 2017 quali...
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has agreed for the Super Eagles to welcome Egypt to the northern city of Kaduna in a crucial AFCON 2017 qualifier next month.
Media reports have suggested that Oliseh rejected Kaduna, arguing instead that the all-important AFCON showdown be played in Port Harcourt. However, a source close to the embattled coach said this was not true.
“Oliseh did not reject Kaduna. He only argued that he has won all his matches in Port Harcourt and may be it would have been better if the Eagles stayed put there. He was only rubbing minds with the top NFF officials,” revealed the source.Kaduna was picked as venue for the clash against Egypt soon after a 2-0 home win there against Chad in June 2015. That was a month before Oliseh was appointed in place of Stephen Keshi.
Then Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama sparked off a controversy when he openly kicked against the choice of Kaduna, saying it was not safe for the national team in the wake of attacks by the terrorists’ group Boko Haram.
The Kaduna State Government then approved for the match against Egypt to be staged at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. The match will be played on March 23 with the return leg four days later in Egypt.