Falcons To Face Equatorial Guinea In Abuja

NIGERIA’S 2016 women’s Olympic football qualifier against Equatorial Guinea will now be played at the Abuja National Stadium.
The game, which was earlier billed to be held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on July 18, was moved because the match venue had not been given a seal of approval by the world football governing body, FIFA.
An Executive committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who spoke to supersport.com on condition of anonymity, however revealed that the game involving the country’s Under-23 men’s football team and Congo will still go ahead as planned in Port Harcourt.
“FIFA’s inspection team have yet to officially give their approval for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, but we believe it’s only a matter of time before that is done.
“However inspectors from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have visited the stadium and duly stated that the facilities are world class.
“It is for this reason that the men’s team will still go ahead with our original plans of playing against Congo in Port Harcourt on July 19,” the NFF executive member said.
The Nigerian men and women’s football teams both failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.