NFF Move World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Clash Against Cameroon From “Cursed” Uyo Stadium

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The World Cup 2018 Qualifiers clash between Nigeria and Cameroon later in the year has been moved from the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

Sources at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) revealed the game will now be played in Port Harcourt as the football house are no longer comfortable with the spate of bad results in Uyo.

Super Eagles have won just two games at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio Stadium with the recent loss against South Africa proving to be the last straw for dumping the ground.

Although there are reports that the stadium is under a spell, Owngoalnigeria.com gathered, the reason for moving the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers against Cameroon from the stadium was purely on logistics grounds.

Transportation to the stadium factored as part of the reasons, as it takes 45 minutes to drive from the hotel of the Super Eagles to the stadium, while the none presence of vocal home support also played a role.

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The choice of Port Harcourt ‎is yet to be fully agreed as renovation works at the ground is yet to be completed, so Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna and the national stadium in Abuja have been placed on standby.
Ade Emmanuel