Enyeama Unhappy With AFCON Venue

Nigeria captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has expressed dissatisfaction with the choice of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna as venue for the 2017 AFCON qualifying match against Chad this weekend.

The LOSC Lille Metropole goalkeeper explained that he is concerned about the current situation in the country and feels the safety of players and fans need to be taken into account.

But the former Enyimba man said he believes that his country’s authorities know “exactly what to do to make us safe.”
“I’m not satisfied with the choice of Kaduna and you know I’m a very outspoken person. I don’t like the choice of Kaduna based on what is happening in the country but then the government knows exactly what to do make us safe.

“I am concerned because it’s not Kaduna but because of the security thing. I really don’t care where we play as long as there is going to be security and safety of the players and everyone coming to watch the match,” Enyeama told Brila FM.

The Super Eagles start their quest to qualify for the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in two years, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has opted to the stadium in Kaduna after the men’s national team have played in Abuja, Calabar and recently the new Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo, where they have enjoyed little success.