FCON Qualifier: Ahmadu Bello Stadium Agog for Nigeria, Chad Crackers (Keshi)

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AFCON Qualifier: Ahmadu Bello Stadium agog for Nigeria, Chad crackers (Keshi) Mike Otanwa The Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna will agog for Super Eagles’ first 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Le Sao of Chad Extra Time has learnt. In recent years, the Eagles have played their home matches in Calabar and Abuja, and lately in Uyo, but it was learnt that the qualifier against Chad will be held in Kaduna. The Eagles are not new to Kaduna as they have played several friendly matches in the ‘Crock City’, while the home based Eagles used Kaduna for their qualifiers for the last CHAN tournament in South Africa. The Ahmadu Bello Stadium is a 25, 000 capacity facility, with natural grass turf, but it remains unclear why the Nigeria Football Federation have chosen Kaduna ahead of the much bigger Abuja National Stadium (60, 000) and Uyo Stadium (30, 000), both of which also have natural grass pitches. But the Ahmadu Bello Stadium is not new to Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, as his second game in charge of the team was played in Kaduna against Zambia in November of 2011.

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