The Super Eagles’ farewell pre-World Cup friendly match against DR Congo, may now hold in Abuja instead of Uyo or Port Harcourt.
The change in plans, is to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari, is present at the stadium as the team is sent off to Russia.
Consequently, the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were at the Abuja National Stadium on Monday, to inspect the pitch of the main bowl to ascertain its readiness or otherwise to host the game on May 28.
“The minister of sports has directed that the Abuja National Stadium should to put in shape for the Nigeria and DR Congo friendly match. We are putting everything possible in place to ensure that the turf is ready on time. As you can see, the pitch is now lush green, safe for some few patches which we are working on.
“We are putting in every effort to ensure that the pitch is put in good condition to be to host the Eagles versus DR Congo match. The Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was also here to inspect the pitch and he is more favourable to playing here from the way he spoke,” an official told Complete Sports.