Afcon 2019: Rohr Shops for Eagles Home Ground

Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr has inspected the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, with the hope of having the national team play their home game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya there.

Rohr, who returned to the country on Sunday, was at the Stadium in company of League Management Company (LMC) chairman, Shehu Dikko to inspect the facility.

Dikko told reporters after the inspection visit they have had a look around the arena and will now make recommendations about its suitability to host Eagles matches.

The LMC boss added that renovation of the stadium will commence with immediate effect to put it in order.

Other likely venues are the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, which recently hosted the African Athletics Championships.

The Eagles will be away to Seychelles on September 8, and will host Libya in October as they look to get their Afcon qualifying campaign back on track after losing the first qualification match against South Africa 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo.

The Ahmadu Bello Stadium last staged a 2017 AFCON qualifier against Egypt in March 2016 and Nigeria was fined by Caf for overcrowding.

Rohr is expected to release list of invited players for the away clash with Seychelles later this week, thenff.com writes.

It will be the first outing for the Super Eagles after they exited the World Cup at the group stages.

They will also be going into the remainder of the qualifiers and other matches without influential winger Victor Moses, who announced his international retirement last week.

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