The Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] have run into accommodation hitches ahead of November 13, 2021, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Benin City.
All the top ranked hotels have been fully booked ahead of the host, Edo State government swearing in ceremony for Governor Godwin Obaseki billed for November 14.
“Virtually all the big hotels in town have been fully booked ahead of the swearing in ceremony of Governor Godwin Obaseki billed for November 14, a day after the Super Eagles versus Sierra Leone match at the refurbished Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, a source in Edo State divulged.
“We went round hunting for quality hotels with the NFF President Amaju Pinnick last week and discovered that all the good ones have been reserved for expected guests for the swearing in ceremony of Governor Godwin Obaseki. We are working on how best to manage the situation.
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“The governor has directed we should ensure that the Super Eagles and their Sierra Leone counterparts and officials are accommodated in the best available hotels, while the match officials and NFF contingent should also get decent lodge, but they must relocate immediately after the match to allow government guests to move in.”
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