Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles, will host Sao Tome and Principe on Sunday, 10 September. Kick-off time is 17:00 BST.
The match is the final game of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers for the two teams and it will be played at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
There is basically nothing to play for as the Super Eagles have already picked one of the AFCON tickets in Group A alongside Guinea-Bissau, while Sao Tome & Principe, who are the whipping boys of the group, have been eliminated with Sierra Leone.
Although there is still a fight for the top spot position between the Super Eagles and Guinea-Bissau, Jose Peseiro’s side could seal it with just a draw against their lowly-rated opponents.
Sports Development Minister, Sen. John Enoh (white) is welcomed to Uyo by NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau (left) and Sports Commissioner Monday Uko (right) on Saturday morning, ahead of the NFF AGA and Super Eagles/Sao Tome 🇳🇬🇸🇹 AFCON qualifier on Sunday.#SoarSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/xHv7Yuve15
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) September 9, 2023
The Super Eagles suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to Guinea-Bissau last time out in Abuja and will need a much-improved performance to beat Sao Tome & Principe – a side they walloped 10-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the qualifying series.
Despite the state of the match, Jose Peseiro, who has signed a new deal to continue as the head coach of the side, has opted to call his usual suspects for this game in order to use it as a preparatory game ahead of the AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire next January.
Well, it is the first time the Super Eagles will be returning to Uyo since 2018 and the fans will be happy to receive them.
For those who will not be able to make it to the stadium and, who would like to know how they will be able to watch the game, do not worry, this article provides the answer to where you can watch the game live.
Where to watch Super Eagles vs Sao Tome and Principe AFCON qualifier
This dead-rubber match is expected to be broadcast live on the following platforms for fans in Nigeria and across the world as they look forward to what the likes of Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface, and the rest of the Super Eagles team will do against their less-fancied opponents.
As they have done for almost all the qualifiers, SuperSport will broadcast the match which are available on DSTV and GOTV. All you have to do is navigate to the live broadcast on the designated channel if you're a DSTV or GOTV subscriber.
Fans can also stream the action on the DSTV Now app and GOTV app in case you're not close to your home. Just login with your credentials and enjoy the game.
Super Eagles’ game with Sao Tome and Principe will also be live on StarTimes for fans' viewing in Nigeria and also in Ghana.
Subscribers should just tune in at kick-off and enjoy the game. Fans can also stream the game on the StarTimes app.
You can also follow the final Africa Cup of Nations Qualification live football match between Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe via Afrosport.
Super Eagles vs Sao Tome and Principe ticket information
The Akwa Ibom State Government has bought all the tickets for the 30,000-capacity stadium and this was made known in an official announcement through the State Governor’s X account. So, it is a free entry to all the fans.
However, the stadium gates will be locked as soon as the arena is filled to capacity as fans have been advised to arrive early.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago