Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick on Sunday said FIFA deserves to be praised for approving the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba for international football games.
Pinnick said this at the Asaba International Airport, where Delta's Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa received the Super Eagles on arrival from their 2019 AFCON Qualifier in Johannesburg against South Africa.
Pinnick said it was “a thing of pride for the Super Eagles” to travel through the Asaba International Airport.
“I am therefore excited that FIFA has approved the Stephen Keshi Stadium for international football matches,” the NFF President said.
The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Tam Brisibe, said the Super Eagles' flight from Johannesburg was the first international flight into the airport and it was “momentous”.
“It is more gratifying to note that the Super Eagles trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium before leaving for South Africa through the Asaba Airport.
“They went to South Africa and qualified for Cameroon 2019.
“The principal thing was qualifying for Cameroon and by God's grace, we have qualified for AFCON. We congratulate the Super Eagles for making Nigeria proud,” Gov. Okowa said.
This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago