Afcon 2019: Nigeria to take on Libya in Kaduna

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has chosen the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna as the venue for the October 13 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Libya.

This comes amid reports that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr had rejected the stadium on the premise that the venue is too small to host the Eagles for such a crucial game.

“I want to inform you that there is no issue about the venue for our match against Libya because we have decided to play at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna. Coach Rohr is satisfied with the facilities he inspected and he did not reject it as reported,” an NFF source told CompleteSports.

“We have informed CAF that the venue of the match with Libya will be Kaduna and we are not going back on that.

“Whatever flaws observed during the inspection of the stadium will be put in place before the end of the month.”

The Arab Knights of Libya current top the Group E of the 2019 Afcon qualifiers with four points after two rounds of games, with South Africa following closely behind on goal difference.

Nigeria will go top of the group after matchday 3 with a home win over Libya providing South Africa fail to win against Seychelles.

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